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    Last male northern white rhino dies in Kenya.

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    Last male northern white rhino dies in Kenya.

    Post by papa_umau on Tue 20 Mar 2018, 11:32 am

    Last male northern white rhino dies in Kenya.

    His death at the age of 45 leaves only two females - his daughter and granddaughter - of the subspecies alive in the world.

    Hope for preserving the northern white rhino now lies in developing in-vitro-fertilisation (IVF) techniques.

    Why is this kind of rhino so rare?

    Rhinoceroses - of which there are five species - are the second-largest land mammal after elephants. The white rhinoceros consists of two sub-species: the southern white rhino, with an estimated 20,000 living in the wild, and the much rarer and critically endangered northern white rhino.

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    The extinction of species of all flora and fauna is always very sad to hear about, but it is even more sad when it happens in these modern days.

    Those who care about the survival of the many species that are now endangered really must do what they can to try to protect such species from disappearing from the earth altogether and forever.


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    Re: Last male northern white rhino dies in Kenya.

    Post by zathrus on Thu 22 Mar 2018, 11:56 am

    Yes, that is sad news alright.

    It will be the elephant that will be the next animal to be made extinct.
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    Re: Last male northern white rhino dies in Kenya.

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 23 Mar 2018, 12:26 pm

    I hope not zathrus, as it would be a natural disaster if that was allowed to happen.

    I read a story, ( cannot say where ), where it was reported that whenever the bush and jungle rangers come upon poachers killing elephants they shoot and kill the poachers out of hand.

    Their bodies are never seen again.

    While that sounds a bit severe, I think that it is reactions like that which are needed to discourage the poachers from killing elephants.


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    Re: Last male northern white rhino dies in Kenya.

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 24 Mar 2018, 11:35 am

    The great Sir David Attenborough mentioned this in one of his recent TV programes.

    He was rightly terribly sad too about the loss of a sub-species of Rhinoceros.

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    Re: Last male northern white rhino dies in Kenya.

    Post by papa_umau on Tue 27 Mar 2018, 12:42 pm

    Yes, as I watch all of his nature programmes I saw that one too.

    A great man who is now getting a bit old for doing all of the things he used to.

    Still there and still a force to be reckoned with.


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