With the three rhinos in Kenya, there is still a small hope to save them from extinction, but it is a long and arduous effort: A lot of money has been put aside to make six southern white rhinos have surrogates for embryos. The research however is still underway, and northern white rhino calves may only been born ten to fifteen years. The species will most likely be extinct by then as the three on the Kenya reserve are not likely to live as long.
Meanwhile, almost 4,000 miles east in Nepal, the Greater one-horned rhino is thriving!
Forty years ago the species was endangered, with only 600 left in the wild. Now, its status on the ICUN Red List has moved from "endangered" to "vulnerable" and there are over 300 in the wild. In Nepal, spread across over 350 square miles of national park, live over 500 animals. Chitwan National Park, at the foot of the Himalayas, is home to Bengal Tigers, bisons, leopards, antelopes, Asian Elephants, crocodiles, hares, and many others.
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