Boris Johnson describes death of Sudan as “utter tragedy”

Sudan male northern white rhino
Sudan, the last male northern white rhino. Photo: Ol Pejeta

British Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, has described the death of the last living male northern white rhino as an “utter tragedy” after hearing of his death at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya.

Tweeting his comments, Mr Johnson said: “Utter tragedy today with loss of last male northern white rhino. We can’t just sit back & watch more species disappear. UK leading efforts to end wildlife crime and will bring world leaders together for talks this autumn.”

The 45-year-old rhino was euthanised on Monday after his condition “worsened significantly”, leaving him unable to stand.

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