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news: Rare Rhino on Brink of Extinction


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Rare Rhino on Brink of Extinction

A northern white rhino died at the San Diego Zoo this week, leaving only five in the world. Only one male remains, and is considered unable to reproduce naturally due to old age. An international team of experts is now considering ways to save the species, including the possibility of in vitro fertilization. Hopes for natural breeding were dashed earlier this year when a younger male died in October. Northern white rhinos have been hunted to near extinction for their horns. More… Discuss

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NEWS: POACHERS KILL RECORD NUMBER OF WHITE RHINOS IN SOUTH AFRICA


Poachers Kill Record Number of White Rhinos in South Africa

South Africa’s white rhinoceros was brought to the brink of extinction during the 19th century, but dedicated conservation efforts have been a great success, bringing its numbers up from just 100 to around 20,000. Sadly, poachers are targeting these creatures once again, slaughtering 1,004 of them in 2013, more than 1.5 times the number killed the year before. If the poaching continues at this rate, the survival of the species will once again be placed in jeopardy. More…Discuss