One of the last members of the world's rarest rhino species has died, inching her kind ever closer toward being lost forever.
Nabiré, a 31-year-old female northern white rhino in captivity at the Dvůr Králové Zoo, in the Czech Republic, died from health complications, zoo officials announced on Monday. Her death leaves only four northern white rhinos left on the planet, reports the zoo.
"It is a terrible loss," zoo director Přemysl Rabas said in a statement. "Nabiré was the kindest rhino ever bred in our zoo. It is not just that we were very fond of her. Her death is a symbol of the catastrophic decline of rhinos due to a senseless human greed. Her species is on the very brink of extinction."