After Coming So Close to Recovering, Northern White Rhino is Nearly Extinct

December 15, 2014 6:01 PM

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After Coming So Close to Recovering, Northern White Rhino is Nearly Extinct

Conservationists are dealing with some very sad news this Monday. The San Diego Zoo, one of America's largest zoological parks, has announced the death of Angalifu, a male northern white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum cottoni).

The male, age 40 (born in 1974), was a favorite with visitors of the zoo's Safari Park. The death leaves just one known surviving male of the subspecies. And there's only four females left, as well.

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