The 44-year-old is the last known living male northern white rhinoceros in the world. He and the two other known living females of his species live at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya, where they are protected from poachers by a 24-hour armed guard.
While this has been Sudan’s reality for several years, his plight is coming back into focus following a viral Tweet.
Want to know what extinction looks like? This is the last male Northern White Rhino. The Last. Nevermore pic.twitter.com/o4obIQUpaR
— Daniel Schneider (@BiologistDan) November 6, 2017