Heartbreaking photo of world’s last male northern white rhino goes viral

FILE - This Dec. 31, 2014 file photo shows Nola, a northern white rhinoceros, in her enclosure at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido, Calif. The Los Angeles Times reports that Zoo officials say Nola, 41, was euthanized early Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015 as she was suffering from a number of old-age ailments, including arthritis, and had also been treated for a recurring abscess on her hip. The rhino had been a draw at the Safari Park since 1986.(AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi, File)

(WFLA) — A biologist posted a photo online to bring attention to the ending population of the northern white rhino.

The photo posted on Twitter included a caption saying this is what extinction looks like.

Biologist Daniel Schneider’s message has resonated with social media users.

The viral photo has been shared more than 40,000 times.


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