Rare white rhino dies at Safari Park


Angalifu, northern white rhino (San Diego Zoo Safari Park)

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SAN DIEGO – The northern white rhino is one animal closer to extinction after San Diego Zoo Safari Park officials announced the death of 44-year-old Angalifu Sunday.

Angalifu, one of six northern white rhinos in the world, died Sunday, apparently from old age, park officials announced.

There is only one elderly northern white rhino, Nola, left at the Safari Park, one at a Czech Republic zoo and three in Kenya.

Angalifu has been in decline for days, refusing to eat, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The rhino was transferred from Khartoum, Sudan to San Diego Zoo in the 80s.

San Diego zookeepers attempted to breed Angalifu and Nola, but were unsuccessful.

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