Sudan, the last surviving northern white rhinoceros, has passed away for 2 years, but it feels like everything just happened yesterday.

In the past few weeks, no change happens to the Google Doodle. A bright theme of Christmas and December Holidays appears on the Google site. But it is no longer the case for this morning as the Google Doodle changed their theme to a picture of a northern white rhinoceros. Doodle wants to honors Sudan, the last surviving male northern white rhinoceros on their searching engine.

During his living time, Sudan was the favorite attraction of the Wildlife Conservation Center Ol Pejeta of Kenya, and before was the Dvůr Králové Zoo of the Czech Republic. He was the last surviving male northern white rhinoceros. Sadly, Sudan could not survive due to age reasons. He passed away in March. 19th, 2018.

Sudan was born in 1973 and in 1975, he was trapped by a hunter in Shambe, Sudan. Sudan was then transported to the Czech Republic serving for exhibition purposes.

The male northern white rhinoceros was then rescued by Wildlife Conservation Center Ol Pejeta of Kenya in a program of saving the northern white rhinoceros. Besides Sudan, Suni, Najin, and Fatu were the other four white northern rhinoceros rescued by Ol Pejata.

The staff of Ol Pejata rescued Sudan with the hope that within the natural environment, he and his fellow rhinoceros can extend the population of this species. Unfortunately, research and testament all failed through. And though the examination still continues afterward the death of Sudan, the population of white northern rhinoceros has no shining signal.

Sudan was the last surviving male creature of the white northern rhinoceros. Before him, Angalifu was the other surviving creature of white northern rhinoceros, but the rhino died on Dec. 14, 2014. Sadly, Angalifu was not able to create new offspring because of age problems.

Google Doodle decided to use this day to honor Sudan since it was the day when he was rescued from the Czech Republic. The death of Sudan is nightmarish news for the Ol Pejata Conservation Center, but luckily, his contribution will continue. Sperms from Sudan are preserved and used for testament purposes until today.

Doodle for Sudan. Photo: Google

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