Like many guys using the Tinder dating app, Sudan loves the outdoors and travels widely. 6 ft tall and 5,000 pounds if it matters." Conservationists are hoping that Sudan's Tinder profile will help them raise enough money for -million fertility treatment as all attempts at getting him to mate naturally have failed.
The catch: he's the world's last male white northern rhino and desperately needs to mate. Scientists would use Sudan's sperm to fertilize an egg from one of the two last northern white rhino females: 17-year-old Satu or 27-year-old Najin.
‘This represents the last option to save the species after all previous breeding attempts proved futile,’ said Richard Vigne, the conservancy's chief executive officer.
Sudan's profile tells a bit of background information about the rhino, explaining that he's the last male white rhino on Earth.
The rhino, named Sudan, will appear as an ad on Tinder as you’re swiping through potential suitors – and despite the burden of having to save his species from extinction, he has ‘no problems performing under pressure.’ It's hoped that the 'Most Eligible Bachelor in the World' campaign launched by Ol Pejeta Conservancy and Tinder will help raise million towards breeding methods before it's too late.
The rhino, named Sudan, will appear as an ad on Tinder as you’re swiping through potential suitors – and despite the burden of having to save his species from extinction, he has ‘no problems performing under pressure’While swiping through Tinder, Sudan will eventually appear.
If you swipe right on his profile, it will be a 'match.'Then, you'll be directed to a link in the message section where you can make a donation.
Ol Pejeta Conservancy and the app aim to raise .2 million for research into breeding methods, including in-vitro fertilization, in an effort to save the species from extinction.“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.And, when users swipe right and 'Match' with the animal, they'll be directed toward a page where they can make a donation.'I don't mean to be too forward, but the fate of the species literally depends on me,' the Tinder profile says.'I perform well under pressure.'The 43-year-old and his last two female companions are unable to breed naturally because of issues that include old age.And, when users swipe right and 'Match' with the animal, they'll be directed toward a page where they can make a donation Ol Pejeta Conservancy and the app aim to raise million for research into breeding methods, including in-vitro fertilization, in an effort to save the species from extinction.There were a couple of matings, but it never resulted in a pregnancy." Poachers sell northern white rhinos horns for ,000 per kilo, making them more valuable than gold or cocaine, and his keepers fear that Sudan, who at 43 is ancient for a rhino, may die or be killed before they can raise enough money. He's old, he might die soon," said rhino expert Richard Vigne, the CEO of Ol Pejeta."As long as the demand for rhino horn in the Far East persists, there will always be an ever-present threat." A swipe right on Sudan's Tinder profile - available in 190 countries and 40 languages - directs users to the Ol Pejeta donation page: Just hours after he went online, the number of hits was so high that the Ol Pejeta website crashed.