Witnessing extinction

In July, I travelled to the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, north of Nairobi, to spend some time with Sudan, the world's last Northern White male rhino. Penned up, lumbering and lonely, the survival of his sub-species rests on his libido. But although he gazes longingly at the neighbouring females through the fence of his enclosure, a poor sperm count and weak hind legs make mating near impossible. Now, he just waits for extinction.

I wrote about Sudan for the Sydney Morning Herald, and broadcast about him for South Africa's EyeWitness News.