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Old April 18th, 2016, 10:03 AM   #11

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I read in a similar thread here, the overall numbers of rhinos are increasing, but their sub species are going.

thread is 5 years old though..

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I read in a similar thread here, the overall numbers of rhinos are increasing, but their sub species are going.

thread is 5 years old though..
21% - A victory for Nepal as it saw its rhino population jump from 534 in 2011 to 645 according to the latest estimates from earlier this year[2015]. It also achieved a landmark of having zero rhinos, tigers and elephants poached in 2013.


500 - Former Mozambican president Joaquim Chissano said that almost 500 Mozambican poachers have been killed by armed rangers at South Africa's Kruger Park in the last five years as protection of the species is continuously upped.

Save The Rhino says that there are around 29,000 rhinos left in the world. In 1970 there would have been 70,000 and at the turn of the 20th century, around 500,000. A stark reminder of how quickly the numbers are diminishing.

It looks like the rhino would be on course for total extinction (2000-2050?) without conscientious intervention.

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Old May 19th, 2016, 11:41 PM   #13

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the northern white rhino......
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now extinct, and made extinct by the human race.........


I only found out only today: there used to be masses of news items here in the U.K. all about save the rhino, (the black rhino and the white rhino), right across the late 1980s and 1990s......

(haven't heard anything for a good ten years. was expecting (via Horizon documentary) update report of preservation, reservation, breeding programs etc successful to some number or other: nope)


speechless....


that we as a species could have made a thing as unmissable as the northern white rhino, completely extinct, across the entire face of the Earth....


beyond belief......


!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!???????????
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!
??????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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cool. Next we should exterminate raccoons, opossums and pigeons.
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Old December 26th, 2017, 11:40 PM   #14

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I read in a similar thread here, the overall numbers of rhinos are increasing, but their sub species are going.

thread is 5 years old though..
Black Rhinos and Southern Whites, maybe. The Northern White Rhino is teetering on the edge of extinction.

There are only three Northern White Rhinos left in the world, which isn't really a viable population. Sadly the extinction of that species is likely inevitable and will occur during our lifetimes.



Heartbreaking to think it will soon be the last of those beautiful creatures.

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Black Rhinos and Southern Whites, maybe. The Northern White Rhino is teetering on the edge of extinction.

There are only three Northern White Rhinos left in the world, which isn't really a viable population. Sadly the extinction of that species is likely inevitable and will occur during our lifetimes.



Heartbreaking to think it will soon be the last of those beautiful creatures.
Looks more grey than white to me.....

Is there a female among the 3 ?
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Sure, but just a matter of time (all three are old and infertile) before these last are no more......

They can clone them.
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Old December 27th, 2017, 06:07 AM   #17

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Looks more grey than white to me.....

Is there a female among the 3 ?
Two females and one male are left. They tried to breed them, but without success.
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Old December 27th, 2017, 08:20 AM   #18

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On the other day in 60 minutes, there was this awesome report of a wildlife preservation team... So this guy that create a reserve for Black Rhinos, was travelling with local "hunter-hunters" with a military helicopter, shooting (darts) to rhinos, catching them and moving them to safe reserves.
Then, they do a cruel but necessary thing: take out the Rhino horn, so that hunters do not kill them.

It moves me to see local troops fighting, putting their lifes at risk to save the rhinos.
Cheers to them.
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Old December 28th, 2017, 05:29 AM   #20

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Yes but what is the conservation status?
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