World’s oldest rhino’ dies in Tanzania
Posted on : 02 Jan 2020Views: 1011
- A rhino believed to be the world's oldest has died at the age of 57 in a Tanzanian conservation area.
- Fausta, a female black rhino, died of natural causes in captivity on Friday in the Ngorongoro Crater.
- Records show that Fausta lived [longer] than any rhino in the world and survived in the Ngorongoro, free-ranging, for more than 54 years before it was kept in a sanctuary for the last three years of its life in 2016.
- Fausta was first located in 1965 when she was between three and four years old. Her health deteriorated after hyenas attacked her in 2016. She was subsequently taken into refuge.
- Rhinos' life expectancy is around 40 years in the wild, but they can live an extra decade in captivity.
- Decimated by poaching, black rhinos now number around 5500, according to charity Save The Rhino.
- The smaller of the two African species, they are found in southern and eastern Africa, including Kenya, Tanzania, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
Article Related Questions
A rhino believed to be the world’s oldest rhino has recently died in which country?
Right Ans : Tanzania