"At the end of 2017, Sudan developed an uncomfortable age
related infection on his back right leg.
"It was immediately assessed by a team of vets from around
the world, and responded well to treatment, healing quickly,"
"He resumed normal movement and foraging habits over January
up to mid-February, with his demeanor and general activity
improving significantly," she added.
Sampere regretted that a secondary and much deeper infection
was recently discovered beneath the initial one hence worsening
the ill health of a globally renowned rhino subspecies.
"The infection has been treated, but worryingly it is taking
longer to recover, despite best efforts of his team of vets who
are giving him 24-hour care, with everything possible being done
to help him regain his health," said Sampere.
"We are very concerned about him; he is extremely old for a
rhino and we do not want him to suffer unnecessarily," she added
Sampere disclosed that veterinary doctors have put Sudan
under pain killers and antibiotics to stabilize his fragile
Ol Pejeta News: Northern white rhino update - Sudan's health