- Of the measly four northern white rhinos remaining in the entire world, with 3 of them at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya, the 4th one, “Nola” at San Diego Safari Zoo Park, died recently due to old age and bacterial infection.
- Northern white rhinos were declared to be on the brink of extinction way back in 2008 as a result of large scale poaching undertaken for their horns. Nola was brought to the San Diego Park as part of a breeding program in order to preserve the species.
- Scientists are attempting to assess the difference between the northern and southern white rhinos but are still unsure if they are of the same kind.
News Item Compiled by Manasa B. H.