By RAELEIGH SMITH (contributing reporter) – Recently (March 19) Sudan the last male Northern White Rhino died, leaving only two females remaining. Rhinoceroses – of which there are five species – are the second-largest land mammal after elephants. The white rhinoceros consists of two subspecies: the Southern White Rhino and the much rarer and critically […]
Sudan, the last Northern male White Rhino in the world has died at his home under guard for his protection in Nairobi. The above photo is not Sudan, but is a representative of the species. There are two Northern White females still in existence, progeny of Sudan, who will be used for artificial insemination purposes, utilizing stored semen to ensure that the species will not entirely die out.
Sudan was the last Northern white rhino born in the wild , 45 years ago, was previous resident in a Czech zoo, subsequently transferred to a special breeding program under strict supervision and armed protection to Kenya where he spent his last years.
Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic has carved a giant SOS message into an Indonesian palm oil plantation, as part of a campaign on the impact of such plantations on tribal communities and endangered species. The giant SOS signal, which the artist completed last month, runs for about a half-kilometre inside a plantation in North Sumatra, and can […]
This 2016 video is called White Rhino Vs Black Rhino In Rare Face-Off. The white rhino is the biggest one. From PLOS: Young Southern white rhinos may produce four distinct, context-dependent calls Small sample of calves also suggests call development might be innate March 7, 2018 Young Southern white rhinos may produce four distinct calls […]
We’ve never seen so many big cats. More than 50 lions, cheetahs, and leopards over 6 days. Not to mention scores of elephants, Cape buffalo, and giraffes, and hundreds, probably thousands, of zebra, gazelles, and wildebeests. Oh, and while we’re at it, throw in some jackals, hyenas, scrub hares, mongooses, and countless species of weird […]
The Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest caldera, the remnant of a volcano the size of Mount Kilimanjaro. It is 14 miles wide and its rim is some 7500 feet above sea level. The Crater is part of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area which runs from the eastern part of the Rift Valley to the plains […]
SAD BUT TRUE! However, the government has recently established 3 new nature protection areas: Quirimadas National Park, Bazaruto National Park and Lake Niassa Reserve. Hope this all helps!
A local expression that has developed is ‘where have all the animals gone?’
Supporting the African Wildlife Fund can help…