Remember Deceased Rare White Rhino

White Rhino

Target: Chief Executive Officer Richard Vigne

Goal: Remember deceased Suni and protect remaining white rhinos

The Ol Pejeta Conservancy suffered a devastating loss when one of their two breeding white male rhinos died on October 17. Suni was 34-years-old and the staff were hopeful that he would provide offspring to his threatened subspecies. It’s believed that the animal died of natural causes and not from poachers, as he was constantly monitored. Remember Suni, but most of all tell Chief Executive Officer Richard Vigne to continue to protect and provide for the remaining white rhinos.

The outlook for the northern white rhino is abysmal. Only six of these rhinos remain in the world, and only one of them is a breeding male. These animals were placed into this predicament during the uprisings and conflicts in Sudan, the Central African Republic, the Democractic Republic of the Congo, and Uganda. The northern white rhino has also been poached for their horns, and lost a tremendous amount of their habitat. It was because of their dire outlook that authorities decided to move all of the remaining northern white rhinos into the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya to try to save them.

Rhinos are not the only animals endangered in Africa. Many of the continent’s mega fauna are disappearing because of humans.

Suni’s case should remind all humans how our actions can negatively affect the environment and the wildlife. Previous species have gone extinct because human beings were careless and indifferent about other creatures. Remember Suni and tell the Ol Pejeta Conservancy to look after the remaining northern white rhinos.


Dear Chief Executive Officer Richard Vigne,

I would like to offer my condolences towards the loss of Suni. I realize that your staff were hoping he would have sired offspring to diversify the northern white rhino gene pool. It is a sad loss, but his death serves as a reminder to everyone about the precarious state of many endangered species in the world.

I am writing to ask your organization to continue to provide and care for the remaining white rhinos your organization has. I fear that the subspecies will never make a comeback, but at least these animals will be taken care of before they die. I also ask that your organization educate the public about the consequences of poaching and habitat loss. Education is paramount to saving the northern white rhino, and for many other endangered species.


[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Coralie via Wikimedoa Commons

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One Comment

  1. Leslie Stanick says:

    I hope that the one surviving male can mate with the females and produce offspring. It is shocking that the world has stood by while these magnificent animals have been hunted and poached into oblivion. This is a tragic loss for the species, and for the world.

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