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Listed as ‘The Most Eligible Bachelor in the World’ on Tinder last year, the rhino lives with the last two female northern white rhinos.

In this photo taken Wednesday, May 3, 2017, a ranger takes care of Sudan, the world’s last male northern white rhino, at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Laikipia county in Kenya. The health of 45-year old Sudan is deteriorating and his minders said Thursday, March 1, 2018, that his “future is not looking bright.” (AP Photo)

(Picture: AP) The health of the world’s last male northern white rhino has deteriorated, officials have revealed. The 45-year-old rhino named Sudan is suffering from a deep infection, bringing the rhino subspecies a step closer to extinction caused by poaching.

 

Kenya’s Ol Pejeta Conservancy said this week that Sudan was struggling despite 24-hour care by veterinarians. Sudan appeared to recover well from an infection that developed on his back right leg at the end of 2017 but another, deeper infection was recently discovered in the same area, the conservancy said. The 45-year-old rhino named Sudan is suffering from a deep infection.

FILE PHOTO: The last surviving male northern white rhino named ‘Sudan’ is seen at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Laikipia, Kenya June 18, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya/File Photo

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We are very concerned about him – he’s extremely old for a rhino and we do not want him to suffer unnecessarily,’ the conservancy said in a statement.

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