• Meet Sudan- the Most Eligible Bachelor

by Delsy Espinoza

Ol Pejeta Conservancy, famous for pioneering conservation projects and refuge for the last three northern white rhinos remaining on the planet, is located underneath Mount Kenya. In the face of declining wildlife populations and as a means to effectively utilize the land, Ol Pejeta places an increasing emphasis on wildlife conservation.

Sudan is the last surviving male northern white rhino in the planet. In Ol Pejeta, he is accompanied by two of the last northern white rhino females: Satu and Najin.

Satu and Najin, Kenya May 3, 2017. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Ol Pejeta teamed up with Tinder to start their ‘Most Eligible Bachelor’ campaign aimed at raising $9 million for fertility treatment (Assisted Reproductive Techniques) as attempts to naturally get him to mate have been unsuccessful.

The campaign was seen in 190 countries and shared in over 40 languages. This effort to save the species is of increasing importance as there is always the fear that Sudan will die soon since he is 43, ancient for a rhino, or will be killed as northern white rhino horns are more valuable than gold or cocaine.

Humans are responsible for the steep decline in the number of many animals- this is our chance for redemption.

Additionally, a new BBC documentary on Sudan, the last male northern white rhino in the world will premiere this month.

Donate to save the northern white rhino: Most Eligible Bachelor

More about Ol Pejeta and The Most Eligible Bachelor: Asilia Africa, Ol Pejeta Conservancy

All information and images from The Ol Pejeta Conservancy and partner groups.


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