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The Conservancy and its work is now on the world stage, as it was home to one the last surviving male Northern White Rhino in the world.
The world is mourning the loss this week of the LAST Northern White Rhino in existence. The male died this week, leaving only two females left with dwindling hopes of saving the species.
The 45-year old rhino, named Sudan, had been in poor health in recent days and was being treated for age-related issues and several infections.
Experts say the only hope now for the survival of this species, is developing in-vitro fertilization techniques, and then using eggs from the two remaining females.
A veterinary team made the decision to euthanize Sudan after his condition deteriorated significantly in past weeks.
During a 2011 visit to the Conservancy, Yarbough had the opportunity to learn about the species and witness a rare moment of a feeding for the Rhinos.