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Posted by: mojo Mar 14 2010, 04:54 PM
I have not heard anything on the 4 northern white rhinos that the czech zoo sent to Kenya. Does any one know how they are doing?

Posted by: elodie Mar 16 2010, 06:45 AM
We post regular weekly updates on this website:
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Posted by: Cathy Dean Mar 25 2010, 09:45 AM
See this link for an update:

Cathy Dean
Save the Rhino International

Posted by: ThomasW Jun 29 2011, 03:24 PM
there seem to be no more updates since January 2011. Are they still alife? No news often seem to be bad news in conservation...
-Thomas W.

Posted by: Tom May 17 2012, 05:47 AM
Hi everyone,

Seems that the Northern Whites in Kenya are feeling sexy. biggrin.gif

The Back to Africa organization reports a mating between Najin and Suni on April 25 2012. Here is the article:

And on Youtube you can see a movie of the two rhinos 'getting it on':

Let's hope that the NWR population increases by nearly 15% in 16 months. Fingers crossed!

Posted by: Tom Jun 13 2012, 05:02 AM
A second mating between Najin and Suni has been reported on the Ol Pejeta website. Here is the article:

Seems that the move to Africa did indeed stimulate breeding activity. Let's hope we'll see baby northern whites soon.

Posted by: Tom May 18 2013, 10:27 AM
Hi all,

Not really good news from the northern white front in Ol Pejeta, Kenya. The old male Sudan is running on his last legs. Neither one of the two females, Najin and Fatu, are pregnant yet. They are moving southern white bulls in with the girls to hopefully create hybrids with northern white genes so that at least their genepool will be perpetuated.

Sadly this means that there is no more hope for a 'pure' northern white subspecies. Very disappointing to say the least. Yet another (sub)species wiped out by humans. I was really hoping for one or two pregnancies after the hopeful reports of matings last year.

Let's hope the two northern white females will procreate, albeit with southern white males.

Read the news update on:



Posted by: trehse Jul 9 2013, 08:22 AM
Hi all

Can someone tell me what happened to Suni? Is he fertile? Just wandering why the decision to move Southern males in after the mating recorded between him and Najin.

Posted by: Tom Jan 7 2014, 05:39 PM
Hi everyone,

The Ol Pejeta website posted news about the four remaining northern whites. Since the earlier matings haven't been succesful, they are switching to plan B: trying to get a southern white male to get the northern ladies pregnant.

You can read about it on their website:



Posted by: Tom Oct 22 2014, 01:57 PM
Hi everyone,

Very sad news. Suni, one of the two male northern whites that was transferred to Ol Pejeta in Kenya has died of causes yet unknown. THere only remains one very old northern white male alive in the entire world now.

Total extinction of the northern white subspecies is looming.

You can read the press release on the Ol Pejeta website:

A serious blow to the last effort of saving this species from extinction. sad.gif

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