World’s only male northern white rhino is recovering from devastating illness

Good news for the world following Sudan’s progress.

The 45-year-old northern white Rhino — the last male of his kind on Earth — appears to be on the mend.

The Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya, which cares for him and under armed guard around the clock, offered an encouraging update today.

“His appetite – which had diminished greatly over the past week – has also improved. He is still under round-the-clock monitoring by our vet teams and his caregivers,” the facility posted on social media. “We are really grateful to the support that our fans across the world continue to give us during this time.”

Sudan had fallen ill to a leg infection late last year.

And his had only become more sick in recent weeks. His advancing age wasn’t helping matters.

The development prompted a world of worry — and outpouring of support and donations.

Experts around the world are working on medical interventions such as IVF in a bid to preserve the species.

Sudan is 45-years-old and the last male northern white rhino on the planet.

Stay strong, Sudan.

Photos Ol Pejeta/Twitter

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