Last Male Northern White Rhino Sudan Remembered in Ceremony
On Saturday, Kenya's Ol Pejeta Conservancy held a memorial service for the famous animal, complete with his favorite food—carrots.
The world mourned after Sudan, the last male northern white rhinoceros, died on March 20.
But perhaps few were as personally struck as the caretakers who had the crucial job of protecting his life.
A team of veterinarians, conservationists, and armed guards watched over the critically endangered animal at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya.
On Saturday morning, the conservancy held a memorial service for Sudan, whose death leaves just two of his kind remaining on Earth.
The ceremony, a tribute to his life, began with the Kenyan national anthem, a poem, and a minute of silence. (See heart-wrenching photos of rhinos fighting to survive.)
"Fare thee well Sudan," the conservancy posted on its Facebook page. "You have done