Horny Male: Kenya’s Last Northern White Rhino Joins Dating Site Tinder

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Conservancy has partnered with Tinder, the world’s leading social app for meeting new people, to launch a new campaign to raise awareness about ‘The Most Eligible Bachelor in the World’ named Sudan.

Sudan is the only remaining male northern white rhino on the planet.

The goal of this campaign is to raise the $9 million needed to protect the northern white rhino from extinction.

When Tinder users ‘swipe right’ on Sudan’s profile, they will be directed to a page (www.olpejetaconservancy.org/most-eligible-bachelor/) from which they can donate towards this cause.

“I don’t mean to be too forward, but the fate of my species literally depends on me,” reads his profile. “I perform well under pressure. I like to eat grass and chill in the mud. No problems. 6 ft tall and 5,000 pounds if it matters.”

Scientists would use Sudan’s sperm to fertilize an egg from one of the two last northern white rhino females: 17-year-old Satu or 27-year-old Najin. The embryo will be implanted in a surrogate southern white rhino, a far more common species.

keepers fear that Sudan, who at 43 is ancient for a rhino, may die or be killed before they can raise enough money.

Just hours after he went online, the number of hits was so high that the Ol Pejeta website crashed.

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