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The West African Black Rhino has been officially declared extinct. It was hunted for its horn. Shame on our species.

The West African Black Rhino has been officially declared extinct. It was hunted for its horn. Shame on our species.

Save our Rhinos- Simply Green eco friendly information to save our environment

Save our Rhinos- Simply Green eco friendly information to save our environment

Nearly wiped out by poachers and a highly lucrative rhino horn black market, the Northern White Rhino is on the brink of extinction – Sudan, a rhino at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya, is the last male Northern White Rhino in the world

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Nearly wiped out by poachers and a highly lucrative rhino horn black market, the Northern White Rhino is on the brink of extinction – Sudan, a rhino at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya, is the last male Northern White Rhino in the world

Carolina parakeet:  Once the only parrot species native to the United States, the Carolina parakeet was tragically driven to extinction after being hunted for its feathers, which were popular in ladies' hats. The last known specimen died as recently as 1918, and because stuffed birds, remnant feathers and eggshells can still be found in circulation and in museums, DNA extraction and cloning of the species could soon become a possibility....

14 extinct animals that could be resurrected

Carolina parakeet: Once the only parrot species native to the United States, the Carolina parakeet was tragically driven to extinction after being hunted for its feathers, which were popular in ladies' hats. The last known specimen died as recently as 1918, and because stuffed birds, remnant feathers and eggshells can still be found in circulation and in museums, DNA extraction and cloning of the species could soon become a possibility....

Zoo Zurich has eagerly waited 18 years to be able to announce the birth of a new East African Black Rhino. After years of failed breeding attempts, the zoo has been closely monitoring the recent pregnancy of one of their females. Finally, on December 28th, 14-year-old mother, ‘Samira’, and 15-year-old father, ‘Jeremy’, welcomed a healthy, feisty rhino girl, named ‘Olmoti’! Learn more, see more: http://www.zooborns.com/zooborns/2015/01/good-things-come-to-those-who-wait.html

Zoo Zurich has eagerly waited 18 years to be able to announce the birth of a new East African Black Rhino. After years of failed breeding attempts, the zoo has been closely monitoring the recent pregnancy of one of their females. Finally, on December 28th, 14-year-old mother, ‘Samira’, and 15-year-old father, ‘Jeremy’, welcomed a healthy, feisty rhino girl, named ‘Olmoti’! Learn more, see more: http://www.zooborns.com/zooborns/2015/01/good-things-come-to-those-who-wait.html

A troubling day for rhinos as South Africa lifts ban on domestic horn trade.  AWF President Kaddu Sebunya notes: "For the past 20 years there has been an on-going trade experiment with ivory to see if a stable & sustainable market could be established. The results of that experiment can be seen today, as elephant poaching levels are higher than ever and the trade in illegal ivory flourishes—with far fewer rhinos than elephants on the continent, Africa’s rhinos can't afford such an…

A troubling day for rhinos as South Africa lifts ban on domestic horn trade. AWF President Kaddu Sebunya notes: "For the past 20 years there has been an on-going trade experiment with ivory to see if a stable & sustainable market could be established. The results of that experiment can be seen today, as elephant poaching levels are higher than ever and the trade in illegal ivory flourishes—with far fewer rhinos than elephants on the continent, Africa’s rhinos can't afford such an…

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