Goodbye, Nola: Only 3 Northern White Rhinos Remain in the World

Goodbye, Nola: Only 3 Northern White Rhinos Remain in the WorldOne of the four northern white rhinoceros left on Earth died yesterday (Nov. 22), leaving only three surviving members of the critically endangered species. In recent weeks, Nola suffered from a bacterial infection, and on Nov. 13, the aging animal underwent surgery to drain a large abscess in her pelvic region, which veterinarians finally identified as the source of her sickness. When intensified treatment efforts were unsuccessful, the animal's caretakers chose to euthanize her yesterday, in what was a "difficult decision," according to a statement released by the San Diego Zoo.


November 24, 2015 4:01 pm

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