Team is saddened to present , in our life time we have witnessed the death of a rhino subspecies which now face inevitable extinction as Mankind could not be custodians to the Northern White Rhino 🦏 🦏 🦏 The last Male Northern White Rhino has died 😭😤😳😡 🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾 In Memorial of Sudan @sam_thegirl
Kindly show your IG gratitude by visiting/liking & following.
Selected and edited by: @thomasberg44 moderated @kloofstreet
Be sure to follow @Africanamazing and tag your shots to #Africanamazing for a chance to be featured.
Please Note if you tag us you give us permission to feature your pic with our logo's 🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾 Most recent stats in SA , in 2017 the estimated total rhino deaths were over 1000 in Southern African region . Rhino populations are under severe threat of extinction. To contribute to the fight against poaching kindly visit www.stoprhinopoaching.com
Don't buy rhino horn products! Your donations towards much needed anti-poaching equipment and support for rangers across Africa is always appreciated.
"THEY WON'T MAKE IT WITHOUT YOU"
A big croc suns itself on the banks of the Kazinga Channel that links Lake Edward and Lake George in Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park. Nile crocodiles are opportunistic apex predators that can wait in ambush for hours on end for the perfect moment to strike their unsuspecting prey. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
#Repost @olpejeta with @get_repost
It is with great sadness that Ol Pejeta Conservancy and the Dvůr Králové Zoo announce that Sudan, the world’s last male northern white rhino, age 45, died at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya on March 19th, 2018 (yesterday). Sudan was being treated for age-related complications that led to degenerative changes in muscles and bones combined with extensive skin wounds. His condition worsened significantly in the last 24 hours; he was unable to stand up and was suffering a great deal. The veterinary team from the Dvůr Králové Zoo, Ol Pejeta and Kenya Wildlife Service made the decision to euthanize him.
Sudan will be remembered for his unusually memorable life. In the 1970s, he escaped extinction of his kind in the wild when he was moved to Dvůr Králové Zoo. Throughout his existence, he significantly contributed to survival of his species as he sired two females. Additionally, his genetic material was collected yesterday and provides a hope for future attempts at reproduction of northern white rhinos through advanced cellular technologies. During his final years, Sudan came back to Africa and stole the heart of many with his dignity and strength. “We on Ol Pejeta are all saddened by Sudan’s death. He was a great ambassador for his species and will be remembered for the work he did to raise awareness globally of the plight facing not only rhinos, but also the many thousands of other species facing extinction as a result of unsustainable human activity. One day, his demise will hopefully be seen as a seminal moment for conservationists world wide,” said Richard Vigne, Ol Pejeta’s CEO.
Unfortunately, Sudan’s death leaves just two female northern white rhinos on the planet; his daughter Najin and her daughter Fatu, who remain at Ol Pejeta. The only hope for the preservation of this subspecies now lies in developing in vitro fertilisation (IVF) techniques using eggs from the two remaining females, stored northern white rhino semen from males and surrogate southern white rhino females.
Happy World Frog Day! A day to celebrate the diversity around us through some of the coolest animals on this planet. Frogs. .
This is a photo of a frog that shows how incredible nature can be, and how little we truly know. This is a Mutable Rainfrog (Pristimantis mutabilis). Based on field note accounts this species was first seen in 2006. A few more encounters and collected specimens allowed this frog to be formally described as a species in 2015. Its discovery was not only that of a new frog, but also the first known amphibian with shape-shifting capabilities. The tubercules on this frog can disappear in a matter of minutes. Allowing this frog to go from a coarse spiky appearance to smooth. The exact purpose of this capability and how this frog accomplishes this transformation is still unknown... ‘Optimus-Pristimantis’. #worldfrogday#frog#anuran#herp#rainfrog#nature#reservalastangaras#mindo#ecuador#wildlifephotography#nikon#nature_brilliance#animal_sultans#frogfriday