Why The World’s Last Northern White Rhino Is ‘Looking For Love’ On Tinder

by Kate Taylor
Kate is a writer who laughs at her own jokes and likes to pour too much hot sauce on her food.

When you hear the phrase, “World’s most eligible bachelor,” visions of Prince Harry or George Clooney from a few years back are likely to come to mind. However, this highly eligible bachelor is something much different, and far more rare.

Meet Sudan, the world’s last surviving male northern white rhinoceros. He’s 44 years old, weighs around 2 tons and sizes up at around 5 feet tall at the withers.

Very sadly, as of 2015, Sudan is one of only three of his subspecies left on earth, and the only male. The species is critically endangered due to poaching for their horns, which is a highly prized ingredient in Eastern medicine.

As you can tell from this footage, Sudan’s horns have been removed by such poachers, but luckily, he was able to survive the ordeal.

There may be two females for Sudan to choose from, but romance is not Sudan’s primary reason for having a Tinder profile. Rather, his social media presence is an attempt to raise the $9 million needed to hopefully help save this beautiful species.

When Tinder users see Sudan pop up on their phones and swipe right (signifying yes), they are taken to a page where they can make donations to help save him and hopefully the northern white rhinos of the future.

If you see Sudan on Tinder, make sure to swipe right. You can also help without Tinder by clicking here.

Make sure to spread word about Sudan and to SHARE his fight with your animal lover friends on Facebook!

Image Via Flickr 

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