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Still, their total number remains a small fraction of the estimated 100,000 that existed in the early part of the 20th century, the World Wildlife Fund says.In order to ensure equal numbers of men and women at our events, everyone must register in advance.Read more: African rhinos are divided into two species, black rhinos and white rhinos.They live in open savanna and are threatened by the illegal trade of their horn.A rhinoceros dubbed the world's most eligible bachelor is debuting on Tinder, and a swipe right could help save his species.Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya partnered with dating app Tinder to launch a campaign to raise awareness about the rhino, named Sudan, who the conservancy says is the only remaining male northern white rhino in the world.The goal is to raise the million needed to protect the species from extinction.Tinder users who swipe right on Sudan’s profile are directed to a donation page.
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The southern white rhino subspecies, once thought to be extinct, now thrive in protected sanctuaries and are classified as near threatened, the World Wildlife Fund says."Northern white rhino subspecies is believed to be extinct in the wild and only a few captive individuals remain in a sanctuary in Kenya," the organization says on its website.
The silver lining for rhinos: Black rhinos have doubled in number over the past two decades from a low point of 2,480 individuals.