By: Betty Chu
Remember how there were only SIX northern white rhinos left in October, per our report here?? Well, now there are only five. SIGH. Read the full report from The Dodo and find out about our latest loss.
Photo: Wikimedia via The Dodo
One of the last remaining survivors of one of the world’s rarest animals has died, inching yet another species closer to extinction. Angalifu, a 44-year-old male northern white rhino kept at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, passed away on Sunday, zoo officials say — leaving only five members of the species.
“Angalifu’s death is a tremendous loss to all of us,” Rancy Reiches, curator of mammals at the zoo’s Safari Park, told the Los Angeles Times.