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Sudan, The Last Male Northern White Rhino, Dies

Sudan was put to sleep Monday after a long illness. There are now just two female northern white rhinos left. Though Sudan’s death was not unexpected, conservationists are left questioning what the legacy of this magnificent rhino and his subspecies should be. 

Here & Nows Robin Young speaks with Vicki Croke (@TheWildLifeWBUR), host of WBUR’s The Wild Life blog.

Sudan, the last known male of the northern white rhinoceros subspecies, grazes in his paddock on Dec. 5, 2016, at the Ol Pejeta conservancy in Kenya. (Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images)