Two. 2. That’s it.
Indeed, the Northern White Rhino is effectively extinct in the world, save for a mother and daughter named Najin and Fatu, who are under 24/7 security in Kenya.
the last male died a few years ago, and there aren’t any other northern white rhinos even in captivity, so it’s only a matter of time until the subspecies is gone forever. The fate of rhinoceros more broadly are also in peril, though not as dramatically.
The New York Times Magazine has a beautiful yet tragic essay about these two remaining giants, exploring their stories, and the caretakers, who dedicate their lives to protecting these rare and beautiful animals.
Take a look at the essay here, and check out the beautiful photography that pay tribute to the northern white rhinoceros.