Sudan, the last male Northern White Rhino pin - All proceeds of this pin go directly to the Ol Pejeta Conservancy #MakeaRhino Go Fund Me campaign

This soft enamel pin was created to help the #MakeaRhino Go Fund Me campaign put together by the Ol Pejeta Conservancy (where Sudan, the last male northern white rhino in existence lived, and passed away in March of 2018). There are two female northern white rhinos left, which make up the entirety of what is left of this subspecies.

Preparations for this historic procedure have started by retrieving and storing eggs from southern white rhino females in European zoos, and fertilizing them in in vitro conditions, before actually retrieving eggs from the last two remaining northern white rhino females in Kenya. The plan is now to isolate the potential southern white rhino female surrogates from any males, ensuring they are ‘empty’ and ready for receiving a northern white rhino embryo in 2018.  

The #MakeaRhino Go Fund Me is raising funds to help with the research and development of this intensive process. More info on the procedure can be found here: https://www.olpejetaconservancy.org/press-release-an-update-on-the-northern-white-rhinos/

The Go Fund Me campaign is here:

https://www.gofundme.com/makearhino