Rhino Conservancy Thanks Rohit Sharma For His 'significant Donation'

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Author 2019-10-19 15:07:00

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Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya which is the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa shared pictures which show that Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma and his wife Ritika met Sudan, the world's last male northern white rhino, back in 2015. Sudan died at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya in 2018, leaving only two females of its subspecies alive in the world.

Rohit made a "significant donation"

Ol Pejeta Conservancy, on Thursday, shared an Instagram post which said that Mumbai Indians cricket team captain Rohit Sharma and wife Ritika Sajdeh had visited the conservancy four years ago to meet Sudan and made a "significant donation" to their rhino conservation programme. In the post, they thanked Rohit for his visit and his huge following in India and the world because of which Sudan's story reached many, adding that the cricketer is actively associated with animal protection.

The conservancy wrote on Instagram, "Rohit and his wife Ritika came to Ol Pejeta back in 2015 to meet Sudan, the last male northern white rhino in the world," sharing three pictures from the visit. Two of these pics show Rohit posing with the rhinoceros, while the third shows him and Ritika smiling for the camera along with a dog. The images were re-posted by Ritika Sajdeh on Instagram on October 18.

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