Google has begun honoring animals and people who have passed on, events, important anniversaries, achievements even holidays from 1998. This was first done by its co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Today Google is honoring the last male Rhino, named ‘Sudan’. Here are 5 facts about Sudan which will be very heartwarming to know about.
Facts about Sudan Rhino
- Sudan was the last surviving male White Rhino in the whole world, who passed away two years ago.
- He was 45 years old at the time of his death which was similar to 90 years of human life.
- He was way past his breeding age and his death left only two females now who is his daughter, Najin, and his granddaughter, Fatu who are the current subspecies alive in the world.
- Sudan was one of only three white rhinoceroses in the world and the last known male subspecies.
- Sudan had escaped the extinction of his kind in the wild when he was moved to Dvur Kralove Zoo and later to Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya.
Head of Communications and Public Affairs, Dorothy Ooko, said, “Sudan will live to be remembered as the last male northern white Rhino of his kind. Today as we celebrate him, may we strive to protect the environment and wildlife which is the foundation of all civilization.” in a Global environment campaign conducted in 2008 by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the northern male white rhino was declared extinct.