He was the LAST OF HIS KIND … or maybe not the last, after all. From Africa, Jonathan Vigliotti has a cautionary tale: Sudan, the last male northern white rhino on Earth, looks as if he traveled here from prehistoric times. And, in fact, these mighty creatures have been around for millennia. With their super-sized horns and thick skin as protective armor, they seem indestructible. But when Vigliotti met Sudan — the “last male standing” — earlier this month, the rhino was living out his final days at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, in Kenya. Here, where lions, giraffes and elephants roam free, 45-year-old Sudan remained under the watchful eye of keeper Zachariah Mufai. “I’ve worked with him for eight years now. So I know him very well,” said Mufai. “He’s a great friend of mine, he’s just more like my family. So, that’s why I take great care of him.” Sudan’s treatment by his keepers, and veterinarian Stephen Ngulu, is a lot like hospice care for an aging family patriarch. “He’s a charming rhino who is very gentle,” said Ngulu. “He’s a gentle giant. He’s a very gentle giant. If he were to speak, he would say a lot.” Sudan… Read full this story
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