Zoo in the American city of San Diego died 1 of 4 last, as they say, all over the world remaining Northern white rhinos. This tells the Associated Press.
41-year-old female named Nola, who lived in "Safari-Park" since 1989, lulled the result of the deterioration of health. The rhinoceros was a number of diseases, even arthritis.
Besides all this, Nola wanted to treat a bacterial infection associated with the abscess in the thigh. On 13 November she had surgery, but last week the animal health began to deteriorate, she lost her appetite, she became lethargic. Over the past day, the state of Nola worsened, and veterinarians decided to euthanize her.
3 the last surviving Northern white rhinoceros, they are all also in "old" age, are in Kenya under serious protection.
This subspecies was exterminated by poachers who kill rhinos in consequence of their horns that are in high demand in some parts of Asia. Some people recognize that the horns have the ability to heal everything from a hangover to cancer.
For the purpose of species conservation, the San Diego zoo received earlier this month by 6 female southern white rhinos from South Africa. Professionals places of work, in order to implant them with embryos of the Northern white rhinos.
According to the researchers, they suggest that in the next 10-15 years in San Diego as the surrogate mother will appear 1st baby Northern white Rhino.
White Rhino is the 2nd largest land animal on the planet after the elephant. Weight of old males up to 5 tons. According to reliable information of the International Union for conservation of nature, the total number of white rhinos in the wild at the end of 2010 was about 20170 goals, but uncontrolled hunting has put the species to the brink of extinction.
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