World's last male northern white rhino sick

Added On March 14, 2018

The last male northern white rhino in the world, Sudan, has fallen ill.
The rhino has contracted an infection on his leg hence making it difficult for him to walk and look for food.
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Conservationists in Kenya said Sudan is still unwell despite advanced treatment from international veterinary doctors.
Since Sudan arrived in the Ol-Pejeta Conservancy in northern Kenya nine years ago, he has drawn the attention of local and international wildlife campaigners.
He has survived despite old age, poachers and climatic stresses, becoming the last male northern white rhino in the world.
Conservationists said Sudan started becoming ill at the end of last year when its right back leg contracted a severe infection. Later another, much deeper infection was discovered beneath the first.
Some veterinary doctors have put Sudan under pain killers and antibiotics to stabilize his fragile health.
SOUNDBITE(English): RICHARD VIGNE, CEO of Ol Pejeta Conservancy
"What has happened to this species is a simple signal to what is happening to thousands of other species across the planet, and if we continue as humans to exploit the environment the way that we do, it won't just be rhinos that go extinct, it will be thousands of other species."
Ol-Pejeta Conservancy is home to three of the world's last remaining northern white rhinos, and a sanctuary for 108 critically endangered black rhinos.