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World's Loneliest Guy Gets Help From Tinder

Company helping to raise money for white rhino breeding
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 25, 2017 9:44 AM CDT
World's Loneliest Guy Gets Help From Tinder
Sudan at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya in 2009.   (AP Photo/Riccardo Gangale, File)

(Newser) – There's just one male northern white rhino left in the world, and he's getting some help from Tinder. A Kenyan wildlife conservancy is teaming up with the dating app for a campaign called "The Most Eligible Bachelor in the World," focusing on the rhino named Sudan, reports the AP. They are raising money for research to save the species from extinction.

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The 43-year-old Sudan and his last two female companions are unable to breed naturally because of issues that include old age. The campaign by the Ol Pejeta Conservancy and Tinder aims to raise $9 million. The money will be used for ongoing research into methods, including in-vitro fertilization, to assist the rhinos in breeding. (An "extinct" tiger may have been spotted.)

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