Six White Rhinos Are Left on the Planet


    There are now only six northern white rhinos left in the world, after one of the last northern white rhinos, passed away at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. 34-year-old. Suni was found dead in his enclosure on October 17, 2014, but not killed by poachers.

    The rhino was one of four northern whites transferred from the Dvur Králové Zoo in the Czech Republic to Ol Pejeta in 2009 as part of the “Last Chance to Survive” project, and the first northern white rhino ever to be born in captivity.

    Conservationists hoped Ol Pejeta would provide more favorable breeding conditions for the rhinos in a final attempt to save the species on the brink of extinction. Suni was also one of the last two breeding males in the world. The existence of rhinos has constantly been threatened by poachers, who kill them for their horns , which are sold illegally at very high prices.