On The Verge Of Extinction: Only 4 Northern White Rhinos Left In Captivity

31-year old northern white rhino has died in the Czech Republic

Nabire, a female northern white rhino, has died of a ruptured cyst at the Czech Republic Zoo.

Her death leaves only four northern white rhinos left in captivity – three females and one male.

Premysl Rabas, the zoo’s director said “It is a terrible loss. Nabire was the kindest rhino ever bred in our zoo.”

“Her death is a symbol of the catastrophic decline of rhinos due to senseless human greed.”

The white rhinos have been almost wiped out in Africa by hunters, poachers and brutal wars.

Discuss this article

Newsletter

Never miss a Nat Geo moment

Your email address
Submit