Horny White Rhino Joins Tinder To Find New Mate

By Travis Greenwood

There's a hot new hunk on Tinder, the dating app we all use to find love (or just pad our follower count on Insta).

Meet Sudan, the horny rhino that joined Tinder to find a new mate
"Will trade nudes for same"
credit: @rowdyrio / Twitter

Like many men, he loves tromping around the outdoors. Unlike most men, he's 6 ft tall, weighs 5,000 pounds, eats grass all day, and is literally the last of his kind.

Meet Sudan, the sole living male northern white rhinoceros.

"I don't mean to be too forward," reads his profile, "but the fate of my species ... depends on me." "I perform well under pressure," it adds.

The 42-year-old stud lives at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, a wildlife refuge located in central Kenya, along with two female white rhinos: Najin and Fatu.

According to a report from Mashable, he's been unable to breed with either on account of his advanced age and "low sperm count".

Because poachers kill rhinos for their horns 😑 😑 😑, Sudan, Najin, and Fatu are protected by armed guards 24-7-365.

The clever digital campaign to help Sudan get out of the friendzone was developed by scientists with the conservancy in partnership with strategists at Tinder and Ogilvy & Mather, an advertising firm.

While they don't really expect any meaningful matches to result (that's not to say you shouldn't swipe right, tho!), team members are hopeful the #mosteligiblebachelor hashtag will raise awareness about the species' plight.

An equally important goal is to collect money that will underwrite research for fertility treatments. To this end, GoFundMe pages have been established for different countries around the world.

"Funds raised will go towards ongoing research into Assisted Reproductive Techniques (ART) by a consortium of institutions. Once perfected, this technology, in particular in vitro fertilization (IVF), will aid to achieve successful pregnancies to gradually build up a viable herd of northern white rhinos."

Though the campaign is still a far way from it's stated goal of $9 million, advanced press this week led to a surge of traffic that temporarily crashed Ol Pejeta's website:

Reaction on Twitter, where the news trended earlier in the week, was largely positive.

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To learn more about what you can do to help Sudan, bounce on over this GoFundMe page or Ol Pejeta's official website.

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