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The <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-kenya-rhino/worlds-last-male-northern-white-rhino-dies-idUSKBN1GW0IT">last male white rhinoceros</a> in the world has died, leaving the species perilously close to extinction.  The <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-kenya-rhino/worlds-last-male-northern-white-rhino-dies-idUSKBN1GW0IT">last male northern white rhinoceros</a> in the world has died, leaving the species perilously close to extinction.
The rhino, named Sudan, was put to sleep at the Ol Pejeta reserve, north of Nairobi in Kenya. He was aged 45. The rhino, named Sudan, was put to sleep at the Ol Pejeta reserve, north of Nairobi in Kenya. He was aged 45.
Two female white rhinos are still alive at the reserve, and their keepers are hoping to impregnate them to continue the species. Two female white rhinos are still alive at the reserve, and their keepers are hoping to impregnate them to continue the species.
Reuters reports that  conservationists last year <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-kenya-rhino/worlds-last-male-northern-white-rhino-dies-idUSKBN1GW0IT">put Sudan on dating app Tinder,</a> hoping to raise money to pay for a $9 million (£6.4m sterling) fertility treatment. Reuters reports that  conservationists last year <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-kenya-rhino/worlds-last-male-northern-white-rhino-dies-idUSKBN1GW0IT">put Sudan on dating app Tinder,</a> hoping to raise money to pay for a $9 million (£6.4m sterling) fertility treatment.
The BBC says that the white northern rhino was largely <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-43468066">wiped out by poaching</a> in the 1970s and 1980s.  The BBC says that the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_white_rhinoceros">northern white rhino</a> was largely <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-43468066">wiped out by poaching</a> in the 1970s and 1980s.
  Sudan's keepers announced <a href="https://twitter.com/OlPejeta/status/975972162623418368">his death on Twitter</a>.
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