Ol Pejeta was selected as the home for Sudan due to its past success with breeding and conservation projects – and as we have seen success in the South, we hope to see the same thing happen with Sudan and the Northern White Rhinos. With an average life span of around 50 years, the 43 year old male has less than a decade to breed.
Just over half a century ago, more than 2,000 Northern White Rhinos roamed free but by the 80s, poachers had reduced that number dramatically to only 15. With the help and determination of conservationists, we saw that number double by the 90s. But today, conservationists fight a losing battle as the death of the only other male rhino occurred last year, putting the final pressure on Sudan alone.