Maasai men stand up for the last male rhino of its kind

Lucy Purdy

Tribesmen in Kenya are using cricket to raise awareness about an endangered rhino

 

Maasai tribesmen in Kenya pose with Sudan, the only male of the last three northern white rhino left on the planet. Sudan is 43 years old – an ‘old man’ in a species that has a lifespan of approximately 40 years.

Pictured on 18 June, the men had just taken part in a charity cricket match, part of a two-day tournament called Last Male Standing.

The tournament was a bid to raise awareness of the plight of this rhino sub-species, and to generate funds to research ways to save it from extinction. Matches took place in the wilds of Laikipia county’s Ol-Pejeta Conservancy: a wildlife conservancy at the foot of Mount Kenya.

Image: Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images


 

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