Almost Extinct Animal : Northern White Rhino
James Mwenda, the principal caretaker of Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. He is doing the seemingly impossible task of protecting the remaining two Northern White Rhino. The caretaker sincerely believes this rare species can be saved by the advanced science like synthetic biology and US, German, and Czech Republic scientists are helping him to resurrect this beautiful Rhinos.
The northern white rhinoceros, or northern square-lipped rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum cottoni), is one of two subspecies of the white rhinoceros (the other being the southern white rhinoceros). Earlier found in some of the countries in East and Central Africa south of the Sahara, this subspecies is a grass-eating animal and survives in savanna woodlands. As of March 19, 2018, there were only two known rhinos of this subspecies left, both of which are female; barring the existence of unknown or misclassified male northern white rhinos elsewhere in Africa, this makes the subspecies functionally extinct. The two female rhinos belong to the Dvůr Králové Zoo in the Czech Republic but live in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya and are protected round-the-clock by armed guards.
According to the latest International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) assessment from 2011, the subspecies is considered "Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct in the Wild).