By Audra Penny
Following the recent passing of “Sudan,” the last northern white rhino male in the species, early in March 2018, the species is now considered extinct. Although there currently remain two female northern white rhinos, Najin and Fatu, being kept under 24-hour surveillance at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Nanyuki, Kenya, they are unable to breed naturally due to old age. This leaves the northern white rhino species facing complete extinction within a matter of years because of the impossibility of reproducing offspring. To see the history of the northern white rhino over the past 48 years, see the timeline here.