In September 2012, when we first found the photo below, there were only 7 white rhinos left in the entire world. At the time, this one had been assigned his own squad of heavily armed bodyguards to keep him safe from poachers and whatever else might want to cause him harm. They also removed his horn to further deter poachers. Hereportedly loved people and was very friendly. When this photo was taken, he was said to be about 40 years old—white rhinos can live to be as old as 80:
Today there is just one known male northern white rhino left in the world. His name is Sudan, and now he’s being guarded at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya around the clock in hopes that the species will not go extinct.
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