Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Tourism and Wildlife Najib Balala has announced that remains of the last Northern White Rhino belongs to the government and will be preserved in a museum.
The move puts to rest some disquiet on the fate of the Rhino, on the way to extinction.
It is claimed that Ol Pejeta, which housed Sudan, as the Rhino was named, was keen to have it preserved at the conservancy while the Czech zoo which bought it from Sudan was also eyeing to have it back as a tourist attration.
But Mr Balala said during a memorial service for the dead rhino that it will remain in Kenya.
Last week, we exclusively reported that a team of taxidermists has arrived in Kenya and were in the process of preserving for posterity the carcass of the world’s last male Northern White Rhino.
Sources at Ol Pejeta told Top Farmer that the world-famous Rhino named Sudan has already been skinned and the skin has been preserved.
“The taxidermists will make a life-size true image of Sudan and we are still negotiating with government institutions on what to do next,” said a source.
As the last male northern white rhino, a museum display of Sudan will attracts myriad of tourists eager to see the very last of a species.