White rhino in Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Image by Valentina Storti / CC BY 2.0

The Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya have announced that Suni, one of seven northern white rhino on the planet (and one of only two breeding males), has died. His lifeless body was found by rangers on Friday – the conservancy noted his death was not the result of poaching. The survival of the species now relies on just three fertile rhinos – one male and two females. Offspring are incredibly rare – when Suni mated with Najin in 2012, it was her first time in a decade. There is faint hope that the northern white rhino can be brought back from the brink of extinction like its related subspecies, the southern white rhino. Conservation efforts have raised its numbers to 20,000. Read more: cnn.com

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