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The last male northern white rhino gets a full armed guard.

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posted on May, 12 2015 @ 02:41 PM
Very sad for the rhino and to the poachers. The rhino probably would rather be done with then share this land with us greedy #s. May he have a better life elsewhere.

posted on May, 12 2015 @ 02:55 PM
Sudan actually did live in a zoo for a number of years (most of his life actually):

The zoo population is declining, and northern whites have rarely reproduced in captivity. Four of the six rhinos from Dvůr Králové Zoo in the Czech Republic (which are also the only reproductive animals of this subspecies) were transported to Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya, Africa.
They arrived at the conservancy after an air and road trip on 20 December 2009. The four rhinos (2 male and 2 female), under constant watch by specialists and staff, lived in specially constructed bomas with access to a 400×400-metre paddock area, allowing them to acclimatize to their new surroundings.
These four were: Sudan, a 35-year-old male (as of 2009), who was caught from the wild in Sudan at 3 years old.

Wikipedia: Northern White Rhinoceros
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posted on May, 12 2015 @ 03:01 PM
a reply to: warpig69

I disagree to an extent. While in the last 500 years we have set the environment back, in the last 45 we have started to make improvements.

Because of the issues with CO2, we have steadily lead to more and more "green" companies and initiatives.
A Brief History of the Modern Green Movement in America
Apple steps up green efforts in China

Despite global warming, some whale and polar bear populations are thriving.
California blue whales bounce back to near historic numbers
Are polar bear populations increasing: in fact, booming?

Forests are growing back around the world, despite increases in population. This trend has been since around 1950 in the US, when forestry levels were at their lowest.
TREND DATA - Forest Inventory and Analysis (PDF)

Despite that fact that industry has grown, and more cars have hit the road, the air in the US has gotten cleaner.
US EPA - Air Quality Trends

I'm not saying that we're perfect, but strides in the right direction are being taken.

a reply to: SonOfTheLawOfOne

Conversely, it would have been extinct much sooner without human intervention.

a reply to: InTheLight

I'm glad you brought that up. The southern white rhino is one of the biggest success stories in conservation. It went from a population of around 100 members 120 years ago to over 20,000 members today.

Didn't realize you included the link in your post.

a reply to: SlapMonkey

Dolly, the first cloned mammal, had at least four offspring.
edit on 5/12/2015 by cmdrkeenkid because: Added additional response.

posted on May, 12 2015 @ 03:01 PM
a reply to: butcherguy

Thanks for the update, such a shame that in this day and age, there are people willing for species to become extinct for their own gain.

posted on May, 12 2015 @ 03:06 PM

originally posted by: flammadraco
a reply to: butcherguy

Thanks for the update, such a shame that in this day and age, there are people willing for species to become extinct for their own gain.

Especially for the totally misguided idea that powdered rhinoceros horn will make a wilted pecker hard.

posted on May, 12 2015 @ 03:08 PM
a reply to: EnigmaAgent

What happens is that people and their families are so poor and hungry they will hunt these animals to extinction. This isn't a 'human race' issues in the context you suggest.

If we were able to take care of these people and keep them educated, housed and fed they would have no reason to hunt these animals.

I don't blame anyone that chooses to feed their family over fancy principles.
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posted on May, 12 2015 @ 04:29 PM
a reply to: Metallicus

They are not "eating" or "feeding" these animals to their starving families. They cut the face of elephants to get their tusks. They use automatic weapons on herds. They poison them and for what? A Penis enhancer for the Chinese! Nothing to do with feeding starving families, it's barbaric, it's greed and unbecoming of a civilisation in the 21st Century.

posted on May, 12 2015 @ 05:44 PM
It does make one angry to know a species is on the verge of extinction for reasons you do not agree with. But like the majority of the species that have existed on this planet in history, now its their turn to fade out. One day it will be our turn, very sad but sort of beautiful in a way. The dark clouds in the back ground match the look on his face.

I disagree with cloning ATM, in the future maybe distant future when they have the freedom to roam and live again. But that leads into a derailing discussion meant for another thread.

posted on May, 12 2015 @ 06:49 PM
Don't worry, when there are no more animal skins to poach, they'll resort to some other trade, like slavery since they have no regard for life.

Like how their will be no more fish, from being fished too much, and there no more fish and city dies a slow painful death because they couldn't hold back. Hopefully it wont ever come to a day tiger fur and ivory will be in fables like Unicorn horns.

Yes, horrible sarcasm....
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posted on May, 12 2015 @ 07:03 PM
a reply to: flammadraco

I didn't say they were eating them I said they were killing them to feed their families which is why they are selling the tusks. I had assumed everyone knew that and didn't think I needed to elaborate.

posted on May, 12 2015 @ 07:37 PM
I hope she gets hers someday!

'The first animal I ever shot was a White Rhino with a .416 Remington!!' the teen writes on her Facebook page.

More of her kills here

posted on May, 12 2015 @ 07:55 PM
a reply to: EnigmaAgent

but but but god.................

posted on May, 12 2015 @ 08:05 PM
It isn't fully verified that the Northern White Rhino is genetically different from the Southern White Rhino, which exists in relative abundance (around 20,000 animals). Maybe this is a case in which they should do a bit of cross-pollenating and introduce a male SWR to the NWR females.

posted on May, 12 2015 @ 08:05 PM
a reply to: Staroth

Southern White Rhino shown in that photo. That animal is relatively abundant and her kill posed no threat to the population.

posted on May, 12 2015 @ 09:44 PM
Terribly sad, but I'm a little puzzled. The article says that Sudan is protected so that poachers don't come and lop off his horn. But the pictures show it is already missing...

Or am I missing something? Maybe it's grown back since?

The "medicine" it's sold as should be stamped out and sellers thrown in prison. Kill the market, not the rhinos.
If they must have the damn medicine, make them use toenails it's the same damn substance. Outrage.
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posted on May, 12 2015 @ 09:47 PM
a reply to: Qumulys

They cut the horns when they were moved to their current location because the rhinos all had misshapen horns from rubbing against the bars in the Czech zoo they were originally housed in.

posted on May, 12 2015 @ 09:50 PM
a reply to: burdman30ott6

Will it grow back now he's "free" (but is he really?). Would it be better for it to be missing I wonder for his safety?

posted on May, 12 2015 @ 09:59 PM
He knows whatsup...

sometimes the pain is so deep you can only preserve your sanity and


Thats my only response....just....sigh....I am tired for this rhino.

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posted on May, 12 2015 @ 10:00 PM
a reply to: Qumulys

They do grow back, but I don't know at what rate. They do also remove the horns to prevent poaching, so maybe that is also in play here.

posted on May, 13 2015 @ 03:01 AM
dbl post!
edit on 13.5.2015 by flammadraco because: (no reason given)

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