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One of the last northern white rhinoceroses left on the planet died in July 2015, leaving just three females and one male alive. The one male remaining is too old to mate. This means the subspecies of rhinoceroses is on the brink of extinction. Rhinoceros populations have suffered over the past several decades due to poaching. Rhinoceros horns are in high demand as they are ingredients in many Asian medicines.

Read more about the threat for white rhinos.

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