Nola, an "iconic" animal at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park and one of the world's last remaining northern white rhinos, died on Sunday, according to zoo officials. There are now only three northern white rhinos left on the planet.
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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the death of Nola, a critically endangered northern white rhino who lived at...
Posted by San Diego Zoo on Sunday, November 22, 2015 Northern white rhinos were pushed to the brink of extinction due to poaching for their horn, according to the zoo. The last three northern white rhinos are protected from poachers by armed guards at a sanctuary in Kenya. Experts at the zoo have collected genetic material in hopes of creating assisted reproductive technologies to ultimately save the northern white rhino from extinction. Let's hope they are successful.
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