The World's Last Male Northern White Rhino Placed Under Armed Guard

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Rangers protect three of the last remaining northern white rhinos in the world

Rangers protect 3 of the last remaining northern white rhinos in the world

Ranger and caretaker Mohammed Doyo feeds Najin (center), a female northern white rhinoceros, and her companion.

The Northern White Rhino (Ceratotherium simum cottoni) of central Africa is now “possibly extinct” in the wild and the Javan Rhino (Rhinoceros sondaicus annamiticus) is ”probably extinct” in Vietnam, after poachers killed the last animal there in 2010. A small but declining population survives on the Indonesian island of Java.

Northern White Rhino--unfortunately there are only 5 known in the world today. There are none known in the wild and with the death today (Dec of one at a San Diego zoo, there are only 5 left at a Kenya reserve.

Northern White Rhinoceros | WWF: With only 4 individuals remaining, the survival prospects for the northern white rhino seem bleak.

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Their population in the wild was reduced from 500 in the 1970s down to just four in recent years. Unfortunately, not even these last four could find protection; they have vanished and it is now believed that poachers got to them as well.

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Angalifu, male Northern White Rhinoceros at San Diego Wild Animal Park

White Rhinoceros - Ceratotherium simum - This species of the family Rhinocerotidae is the largest and most abundant. There are actually 2 subspecies : (1) Northern white Ceratotherium simum cottoni - only 7 remain  (2) Southern white Ceratotherium simum simum - almost 18,000 wild ones remain - Recent research shows the Northern may be a separate species and not a subspecies- Image : Southern species

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The world's northern white rhinoceros population plunges by a quarter with the  death of 41-year-old Nola at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

Nola, northern white rhino in San Diego Zoo, dies

"Rhino Bodyguards"  Northern white rhinoceros ( Ceratotherium cottoni)  Location: Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya   Emmanuel Rondeau (Lyon, France)

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bodyguards protecting one of the six remaining northern white rhinos

The White Rhinocerous

Imagine being one of just 100 humans left on the planet. While it seems like something out of a disaster movie (the CW's The 100 comes to mind), it's actually a

Such is the life of Sudan, the last male northern white rhinoceros on Earth. Now, researchers at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Sudan's home, and elsewhere are rushing to save this subspecies, of which only five individuals remain. "It's kind of a race against time," said Richard Vigne, CEO of Ol Pejeta.

Then There Were 5: Inside the Race to Save the Northern White Rhino

Najin and Fatu are two of the four remaining female northern white rhinoceroses left. Along with Sudan, both were transferred from a zoo in the Czech Republic to Kenya.

The Last Male Northern White Rhinoceros is Under Guard 24/7 | The Rainforest Site Blog

Result Of Human Greed: Sudan Is The Only Male Northern White Rhino Remain On The Planet

Because rhino horn is basically fingernail material, it's painless to cut and does grow back. But rhino horn is valued in traditional Eastern medicine as a supposed cure from everything from fever to rheumatism, which has led to rampant poaching of all five rhinoceros species. The northern white rhinoceros is the closest to extinction

In Photos: The Last 5 Northern White Rhinos

Last Known Male White Rhino Guarded by Armed Rangers in Kenya - Yahoo