Bollywood laments the last northern white male rhino's death
On Monday, the last Northern white male rhino in Africa, Sudan breathed his last. The world mourned his loss and condolences poured in. There were sorry statuses shared on social media for not having done enough to save Sudan’s species and on poaching. Bollywood too joined in on the mourning with several lamenting and expressing anger at the same time.Varun Dhawan
SUDAN was more than just a rhino 🦏. He was hope. We human beings really need to think from our hearts and not our minds about where we want to go and what is truly important.
The Judwaa 2 actor took to Instagram to share an image of the majestic rhino. He highlighted the importance of conservation and how we as human beings have failed the species. While Varun has previously never really talked of conservation, this sure marks a start for the actor.Anushka Sharma
The bubbly actor put up a not so bubbly tweet talking about the lack of conservation. She mentioned how Sudan’s species had survived for thousands of years and could have gone on for much longer with a little human care and appreciation. The actress has previously expressed her anger over animal cruelty. Dia Mirza
Sudan, the last male northern white #rhino on our planet, died yesterday at 45 in Kenya, leaving only 2 females of this subspecies left goo.gl/XCVtKw Let us use our collective will to ensure we do not cause the extinction of any other wild species. #WildForLife Photo credit - Georgina Goodwin/Barcoft Media #RememberingSudan #SudanForever
The actress and former beauty queen is possibly Bollywood’s most environment conscious personality. From time to time she has talked about waste management and sustainable living. With Sudan’s death, it was only natural that she spoke out. The actress is currently campaigning for protection of Snow leopards who are an endangered species in India.Nargis Fakhri
RIP Sudan. Last white northern Rhino gone. 😩 #heartbroken Was blessed to be apart of trying to help save this magnificent animal. 💔💔 #lastmalenorthernwhiterhino
One of the only Bollywood celebrities to have met Sudan, the actress traveled to Kenya to Ol Pejeta Conservancy as part of a program to campaign for white rhino protection. She took to Instagram, posting a picture of her posing with Sudan in the conservancy.Jacqueline Fernandez
RIP Sudan 😢 the last male white Rhino.. Today we are witnessing the extinction of a species that had survived for millions of years but could not survive mankind..
The Judwaa 2 actress too voiced her concern for animal protection and conservation after Sudan’s death. She highlighted the failure of her species to protect his.For these celebrities, conservation seems to be a real concern. While their stardom can help bring more focus to protection efforts, it remains to be manifested in real acts.