Death of Northern White Rhino Suni
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of one of our Northern White Rhinos, Suni.
Suni was one of the two male Northern Whites residing on the Ol Pejeta Conservancy. He was 34 years of age.
There are only 6 northern white rhinos left in the world today. Suni was one of the last two breeding males in the world and no Northern white rhinos are known to have survived in the wild. Consequently the species now stands at the brink of complete extinction.
Ol Pejeta and its partners Fauna and Fauna International, Back to Africa and Kenya Wild Life Services will continue to do what they can to work with the remaining three animals that remain in the hope that our efforts will one day result in the successful birth of a calf. We are presently attempting to hybridize the project animals with Southern White Rhinos to preserve the precious genes of the Northern Whites.
Back to Africa, a not for profit organization, runs solely on donations supplied by you. The operations alone require significant further financial investment. Some of these costs are particularly needed to meet the massive cost of transporting animals from zoo’s around the world Back to Africa.
Back to Africa is a Registered Non Profit Organization and falls under the Section 21 clause.
Registered charity number: 99 18147:/08