It is with great sadness that Sudan, the last known male northern white rhino in the world, passed away of age related complications at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya on Monday 19th March 2018.
Sudan was a great ambassador for his species, a consolation with his caregivers at Ol Pejeta, we therefore feel it is appropriate to offer you the chance to adopt in memory of Sudan.
Funds raised from an adoption in Sudan's memory will be used to help develop the northern white rhino IVF programme, which can include scientific research and the protection of the remaining two female northern white rhinos at Ol Pejeta.
Sudan fathered three northern white rhino calves in his life, including Najin, one of the only two remaining northern white rhinos in the world today.
Najin was translocated to Ol Pejeta from Dvur Kralove Zoo in the Czech Republic on 20th December 2009.
It was hoped Najin would mate successfully once on African soil but all attempts have been unsuccessful and science is now viewed as the best hope to maintain the northern white gene pool.
Fatu was translocated to Ol Pejeta from Dvur Kralove Zoo in the Czech Republic on 20th Dec 2009.
It was hope that Fatu would breed naturally, but that has not been the case. She is now enjoying a peaceful life on the conservancy.