Sudan is the only male of the world’s last three remaining northern white rhinos.
As its name suggests, the animal was found in 1980s in Sudan, which, together with DR Congo and Central African Republic, used to be the species’ habitat.
However, years of poaching for rhino horns as well as conflicts in the region have resulted in the animal’s disappearance from the wild almost a decade ago.
Sudan had been kept at a zoo in Czech Republic before it was brought to the Kenyan conservancy in 2009 with another male and two females, in a hope that here can provide “the last chance of survival” for them and help them breed.
Unfortunately, at 43, Sudan is too old to mate as the animal usually has a life expectancy of 40 years in wild.