NOT THE PRETTIEST OF FACES, BUT IT MADE THE FRONT COVER OF THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE

After the death of SUDAN,45, a male Northern White Rhinoceros, our planet was left with only two of the species – NAJIN, a grand daughter and FATU, a daughter. Sudan was the last male Northern White Rhino left on earth – stretching back millions of years. He’d been well looked after 24/7 by Kenyan caretakers. Visitors traveled from all over just to see him, pet him and feed him snacks. He especially liked carrots. Sudan was a singular creature who weighed more than two tons, but would soon be gone forever. Some visitors cried after spending time with him.Sudan still had two living descendants – Najin and Fatu, who by themselves would not be able to save their subspecies. They spend their days grazing from dawn to dusk, in a field protected by a tall electric fence. Safari vehicles can now stop along the fence and take a look. The story by Sam Anderson, with photographs by Jack Davison, can be found at this address — https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/06/magazine/the-last-two-northern-white-rhinos-on-earth.html

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