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The photo comes months after Sudan appeared as an ad on dating site Tinder, in the hopes of raising vital funds towards breeding methods for the species.Scroll down for video In April, Ol Pejeta Conservancy posted an advert of Sudan on Tinder in the hopes of raising awareness about the near-extinction of the species.
Rhinos have been around for over 30 million years, outlasting multiple ice ages and ancient giant predators.It's hoped that the 'Most Eligible Bachelor in the World' campaign will help raise $9 million towards breeding methods before it's too late Sudan lives at the conservancy, protected by guards around the clock, with the two females, Najin and Fatu.'The plight that currently faces the northern white rhinos is a signal to the impact that humankind is having on many thousands of other species across the planet,' said Vigne.'Ultimately, the aim will be to reintroduce a viable population of northern white rhino back into the wild, which is where their true value will be realized.' Orangutans and bonobos at a Dutch zoo are now turning to dating technology to find the right mate.An animal reserve in the Netherlands is having apes respond to images of their fellow creatures on a tablet, a programme dubbed 'Tinder for orangutans' by the Dutch press.When users matched with the rhino, they wre directed to a link in the message section where they could make a donation.It's hoped that the campaign will help raise £6.8 million ($9 million) towards breeding methods, including in-vitro fertilization, as Sudan and his last two female companions can no longer breed naturally.If you've already tried internet dating and perhaps other meetup groups, here's a new opportunity for meeting new people.
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A shocking image has been posted on Twitter, showing the world's last male northern white rhino.
Sudan is the only remaining male of his species, and is one of just three northern white rhinos still alive.
'We partnered with Ol Pejeta conservancy to give the most eligible bachelor in the world a chance to meet his match,' said Matt David, head of communications and marketing at Tinder.
'We are optimistic given Sudan's profile will be seen on Tinder in 190 countries and over 40 languages.' The 43-year-old and his last two female companions are unable to breed naturally because of issues that include old age.
'In this way we can measure their capacity for reaction.'The research, conducted with Leiden University, could improve breeding programmes for the apes, the park said.