What Northern White Rhino Sudan's Death Means For The Species's Future03:43
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Sudan, the last known male of the northern white rhinoceros subspecies, grazes in his paddock on Dec. 5, 2016, at the Ol Pejeta conservancy in Kenya. (Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images)MoreCloseclosemore
Sudan, the last known male of the northern white rhinoceros subspecies, grazes in his paddock on Dec. 5, 2016, at the Ol Pejeta conservancy in Kenya. (Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images)

The future of the northern white rhino is in doubt after the death of the last male. Sudan was put to sleep Monday after a long illness. There are now just two female northern white rhinos left.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Vicki Croke (@TheWildLifeWBUR), host of WBUR's The Wild Life blog.

This segment aired on March 20, 2018.

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