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Sudan, the last male white rhino on Earth, passed away yesterday at his home in Kenya. Photographer @amivitale was there after covering Sudan for many years. Vitale - "With a heavy heart, I share this news and hope that Sudan's legacy will awaken us to protect this magnificent and fragile planet. Yesterday, Zachariah Mutai comforted Sudan, the last living male Northern White Rhino moments before he passed away. Sudan lived a long, healthy life at the conservancy after he was brought to Kenya from @safari_park_dvur_kralov in the #czechrepublic in 2009. He died surrounded by people who loved him at @olpejeta after suffering from age-related complications. The two female northern white rhinos left on the planet are his direct descendants. The impact that this special animal has had on conservation is simply incredible. And there is still hope in the future that the subspecies might be restored through IVF. Support this important work: http://donate.olpejetaconservancy.org/projects/sudan"

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Sudan, the last male white rhino on Earth, passed away yesterday at his home in Kenya. Photographer @amivitale was there after covering Sudan for many years. Vitale - "With a heavy heart, I share this news and hope that Sudan's legacy will awaken us to protect this magnificent and fragile planet. Yesterday, Zachariah Mutai comforted Sudan, the last living male Northern White Rhino moments before he passed away. Sudan lived a long, healthy life at the conservancy after he was brought to Kenya from @safari_park_dvur_kralov in the #czechrepublic in 2009. He died surrounded by people who loved him at @olpejeta after suffering from age-related complications. The two female northern white rhinos left on the planet are his direct descendants. The impact that this special animal has had on conservation is simply incredible. And there is still hope in the future that the subspecies might be restored through IVF. Support this important work: http://donate.olpejetaconservancy.org/projects/sudan"

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@shivika.sood

@louise__4537 there's an upside, we can restore it and bring it back.

@maggiesteber

Still so sad about this.

@lizohar62

Such a lost sad 😒

@dukenukums19782018

That really sucks I wish there was away to save that species

@x10resort

how elegant is this

@serenelifephotos

Wow! Powerful moment! 🦏❀️

@andisunsets

Breaks my heartπŸ’”So Sad😒

@7779jc

The beautiful Sudan, amazing peple in Kenya.. l pray for them and the Earth.

@deblr123

I cry as I was reading this !

@_harukooh

😒😒😒 this is even sadder than anohana

@sail_kalina

Thank you all for having taken such good care of this beautiful guy.

@katecarpluk

such a beautiful creature...

@fatima_ome_safouane

c'est vraiment triste que la planΓ¨te pert pour toujours de telles merveillesπŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜”πŸ˜”πŸ˜”πŸ˜”πŸ˜”πŸ˜”πŸ˜”πŸ˜’πŸ˜₯πŸ˜₯😒πŸ˜₯

@mojalbhar7

This is unfortunate, my God

@tracy.stanley.71

So very sad!

@jonbratpacker

I liked this

@garvin.kristi

So sad, I just watched a documentary about him I am so sad

@cioccolatissimi

Amazing photo πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜‡πŸ’“

@nasim.eslamizadeh

What do you think? The picture of last human on Earth!

@nasim.eslamizadeh

Two years ago I saw a picture of a rhino that supported by three gunman. At first, I thought that was just a picture and it was so interesting for me, but these days I found out it was the picture of the last white rhino on Earth.

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