These are his days - fed, secure, cared for until the end. But the end is coming too soon. And the end of Sudan symbolized the extinction of the Northern White Rhinos.
October 2014: Suni, the male at Ol Pejeta died at 34.
December 2014: Angalifu, the male at San Diego died at 44.
With both Najin (18) and Fatu (29) getting on in age, they too are living in an hourglass, the sands of time the only enemy that rivals a poacher.
The heartbreak and loneliness we feel for him ... his fate making him unique; does he feel it? Does he on some level know he is different? As Ol Pejeta states:
There's no way to truly ascertain this. But we try to the extent that is possible to ensure that he is not alone. He is always in the company of his keepers or his sister rhinos, Najin and Fatu.
Ol Pejeta is caring for these precious rhinos, as well as being the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa. Fight for Rhinos supports their efforts. To help, please donate to Fight for Rhinos or to Ol Pejeta's Running for Rhinos campaign.
For more on the northern whites: "Watching the Sun Set on a Species" and "What Happened to the Northern Whites?"