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‘World’s Oldest’ Rhinoceros Dies At 57

An image taken on December 27, 2019 reveals Jacob, a 28 years previous Black rhinoceros in its enclosure in Pont-Scorff’s Zoo, western France. AFP

 

A black rhino believed to be the oldest on this planet has died in Tanzania on the age of 57, in keeping with authorities in Ngorongoro the place the animal was residing.

The feminine rhino, named Fausta, died of what’s believed to be pure causes on December 27 in a sanctuary, after residing most of her life within the wild, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority mentioned in an announcement on Saturday.

“Records show that Fausta lived longer than any rhino in the world and survived in the Ngorongoro, free-ranging, for more than 54 years” earlier than she was moved to a sanctuary in 2016, mentioned the assertion.

“Fausta was first located in the Ngorongoro crater in 1965 by a scientist from the University of Dar Es Salaam, at the age between three and four years. Her health begun to deteriorate in 2016, when we were forced to put the animal in captivity, after several attacks from hyena and severe wounds thereafter,” it added.

Sana, a feminine southern white rhino, aged 55, was thought of the world’s oldest white rhino when she died in captivity on the La Planete Sauvage Zoological park in France, in 2017.

Ngorongoro estimates the life expectancy of rhinos to be between 37 and 43 years within the wild, whereas they’ll stay to over 50 in captivity.

AFP

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