The last male northern white rhino on earth has joined the dating app Tinder – as part of fundraising efforts by conservationists to save the species.
At 43 (or 100 in rhino years), Sudan is described as “one of a kind”, who likes to eat grass and chill in the mud.
Attempts to mate the animal – who lives in Kenya – with only two surviving females have failed.
Conservationists say they need to raise $10m (£7.8m) to develop in vitro fertilisation (IVF) methods for rhinos.
“It’s never ever has been done in rhinos before,” Richard Vigne, head of Ol Pejeta Conservancy, told the BBC.
“This is a 10-year programme to recover that species.
“We’ll hopefully keep him alive as long as we can – but we are in a race against time if we are going to recover this species.”
On Tinder, Sudan’s profile reads: “I don’t mean to be too forward, but the fate of …
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