Photos of the Recently Extinct Black Rhino
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The Black Rhinoceros is officially extinct. For the past 10 years or so, numerous conservation efforts have been underway to save the Black Rhino of Western Africa, and it was believed that there were as few as ten rhinos left in the wild. But last week, the IUCN (the organization that monitors endangered animal populations) declared the Black Rhinoceros officially extinct. There are a few Black Rhinos still in captivity, but breeding and re-population efforts are considered too expensive and difficult. Black Rhinos have long been the target of poachers, who can fetch a lot of money for the rhino’s horns. Alright, humans! That’s one less species for us to compete with! We’re winning!…wait, we don’t compete with rhinos and there’s no reason for us to kill Black Rhinos at all, except out of greed and because we’re jerks? Well, crap. Looks like we screwed this one up again. Check out these photos of Black Rhinos now, because you’ll never see one alive ever again.Speak Your MindTell us what you're thinking... and oh, if you want a pic to show with your comment, go get a gravatar!