As we live through the extinction of many species, are we taking note of what we have lost and how little we have gained? the last male northern white rhino passed away today, with only two females remaining. another news article gets swept under the carpet like there is nothing wrong with what’s happening, as it does not affect you directly. the human race has become blind in its own immoralities. #northerwhiterhino#rhino#survival#extinction#remeberingrhinos#life#saverhinos
Devastating news this morning. sudan, the last male northern white rhino has died in kenya.
we have to make sure this never happens again.
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Sudan's death leaves the world with just two female northern white rhinos: his daughter, najin, and granddaughter, fatu. as we mourn the tragic loss, we must push forward to prevent this from happening to not just other subspecies of rhino, but all species that we are driving towards extinction. the urgency of the matter is ringing louder than ever before.
our hearts go out to sudan's caretakers at @olpejeta who spent years by his side. ❤️#only2left#sudanforever
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This is sudan, the last male northern white rhino. he has died in the ol pejeta conservancy in kenya, meaning his subspecies stands on the brink of extinction.
richard sabin, a mammal expert at the museum, says, 'it's unfortunate that we are facing the loss of this subspecies and the opportunities to objectively study the significance of its role in the evolution of the rhinoceros.' the only hope for the preservation of this subspecies now lies in developing in vitro fertilisation (ivf) techniques, but the available northern white rhino gene pool is so limited, there could be problems caused by inbreeding, which may compromise the success of the whole programme.
it means we only have a slim chance of saving them.
this image was taken by photojournalist brent stirton. it features in the fifty-third wildlife photographer of the year exhibition, now open at the museum. brent won the wildlife photojournalist award for his series on the plight of rhinos.
find out more at nhm.ac.uk.
It’s truly incredible to stop and think: never ever while there be another white rhino. not ever. completely extinct. that’s really something to get my head around. it breaks my heart - that’s for sure. children are not going to grow up with the experience of seeing the funky animal and words #rhinoceros or #rhino. :
i pray the shift in consciousness raises exponentially so we put an end to a pattern in humanity which is not serving us. :
Sudan, the last male northern white rhino, has died at age 45.
a tragic loss that will likely mean the end of the species. a loss of diversity on earth as well as the loss of another unique and beautiful individual.
the leading cause of species extinction is animal agriculture. the leading cause of death on earth is throat slashing inside slaughterhouses. if we all chose to eat plants instead of animals, we would save countless individuals from pain and suffering and live more harmoniously with nature.
rip to sudan and his brothers and sisters and let’s keep fighting to inspire change in the hearts and minds of every consumer so we can reduce violence and increase the peace.@jamesaspey
Well done humans.. yeah.. all of you.. me included.. we are all to blame. we as a collective did this. we contribute to the extinction of hundreds of species of animals each year. we in our arrogance continue to treat earth and its creatures any way we want to, because we think they taste nice, we think their skin appeases a certain fashion hype, we think their tusks looks good on a wall, we think their fur somehow in a twisted way gives social status
we have to think differently. we have to unlearn the mistakes of our predecessors .
our own survival demands this
its just simply not good enough. im disgusted at all of you, all of me, all of us. when will it be enough?
we have to be better than this
Great sketch in memory of the last northern male white rhino who passed away by @arsek_erase also regrann from @louismasai - yesterday was the bringing of sad sad sad news...45 year old sudan passed away, (old age) the #lastofhiskind - no more male northern white rhino walk the wild lands of planet earth... his daughter and granddaughter live his legacy forwards to hopefully a successful artificial insemination where by they can save themselves from #extinction! i send prayers that the science doesn’t let this majestic giant become nothing more than a memory! one love photo credit - @amivitale - #regrann
I know many of you have heard the news already, but i urge you to read this moving post below by an inspirational human being @damien_mander
“to k**l a person, plant or animal is to stop a life of only a few years. to k**l a species is to cease an evolutionarily trajectory which has travelled unfathomable lengths of time and distance. it is a monumental tragedy and a cycle of genocide that we have allowed ourselves to become accustom to. these species are like ancient songs, which finally, have no voice left to sing them. silence isn’t friendly to such songs. that silence will haunt us. that silence will remind us. it is a silence that echoes forever. we humans are the one and only species on this planet which have the ability to influence all others. to determine life from death. suffering from happiness. let this song of silence be our personal and collective motivation to fight for what is right on this planet. there is something far more valuable out there than money. come and be a part of it.” 💔🌱
what will it take for us humans to realise what we are doing to the planet?