Nearly Extinct Rhinoceros

Extremely Rare White Rhino Dies in Kenya—His Kind Nearly Extinct

A very sad reminder that animals are precious and that some, like the northern white rhinoceros, are in danger of being extinct:

Suni, seen here at Kenya’s Ol Pejeta Conservancy in November 2010, died at age 34. The northern white rhinoceros is one step closer to extinction with the death of Suni, one of only two breeding males left of his kind. The 34-year-old animal was found dead October 17 in his enclosure in Kenya ‘s Ol Pejeta Conservancy, possibly from natural causes, the reserve said in a statement . White rhinos are thought to be able to live up to 40 or 50 years. An autopsy is under way, but officials are certain poachers did not kill Suni, as the […]

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