One of the only surviving Northern White Rhinos died on November 22. Her name was Nola she lived in the San Diego Zoo Safari Park and lived to the age of 41. There are now only three surviving Northern White Rhinos in the world. All of which are in captivity as they are extinct in the wild. The last wild Northern White Rhino’s in the wild were seen in 2006. They haven’t been seen since then and were classified as extinct in the wild in 2011. They became extinct due to extensive poaching for their very expensive horns. The surviving Northern White Rhinos live on the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya, and they are all elderly, with the last two females incapable of natural reproduction and with the last male having a very low sperm count. This means that the species is becoming ever closer to extinction. Scientist’s were trying to get the some of the rhinos to mate some years back but all attempts at that failed. They even tried to artificially inseminate some of the female rhino’s in attempts to get one pregnant but that also failed. Sadly during our lifetime we are very likely to see the extinction of these amazing animals. That will be a day I dread as we as humans are the main reason these animals are becoming extinct.