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The last male northern white rhino has died, spelling probable extinction for the species

JOHANNESBURG - Sudan, the last male northern white rhinoceros, died in Kenya, officials announced Tuesday, spelling almost certain extinction for one of Africa's iconic species.

Sudan's death leaves only two female rhinos of the species, Fatu and Najin, neither capable of natural reproduction, at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya, where Sudan lived out his final years.

The three rhinos were sent to Kenya in 2009 from Dvur Kralove Zoo in the Czech Republic in the hope they would reproduce.

Hopes rose in 2012 when two of the rhinos at Ol Pejeta mated, but the

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