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The Last Male Northern White Rhino Is Dead

It is a tragic moment—even for a subspecies that is already functionally extinct.
Source: Thomas Mukoya / Reuters

With wide three-toed hooves and no thumbs, Sudan could neither swipe right nor swipe left. But last April, he joined Tinder anyway, making him the only northern white rhino on the dating network. He was, indeed, the only male northern white rhino on the entire planet, and anyone who swiped right on his profile was asked to donate to research into artificially breeding rhinos. “I don’t mean to be too forward, but the fate of my species literally depends on me,” Sudan’s profile read.

On Monday, Sudan at Kenya’s Ol Pejeta Conservancy. At the age of 45,

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