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The last white rhino male has constant guards around it 8/19/2015 •

The last white rhino male has constant guards around it

Sudan, the last white rhino male was assigned 24-hour guards.


The wildlife sanctuary of Kenya shows great concern for the animals they protect. One of the guards in an interview said that as a rhino species starts to become extinct, the demand for their horns increases. The employees say the poachers are getting more reckless, and some guards already gave up their life protecting animals.

In 1960 the tally of white rhinos was 2250 animals. By 1980 only 15 of them were left. Such a drastic decrease is the fault of the poachers. In many cultures the horn is considered to have many healing powers and its price on the black market is really high.

Right now, there are only 5 animals left, and only one of them is male. The last male, aside from Sudan, died in December of 2014. He died from natural causes because he was already very old. He died in a San Francisco zoo at the age of 44.

Sudan is getting older too, and his health is not as good anymore. The chances of him getting a female pregnant are decreasing, so all we can do is to hope that he will have enough strength to prevent absolute extinction of his species.


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Harley Bussing
Harley Bussing
I remember the first time I heard of them was on MacGyver I hoped then that people would come to their senses it looks like I was wrong this is horrible
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Aug 19, 2015 11:38PM
William Beltran
William Beltran
God!
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Aug 19, 2015 11:59PM
Kathleen M Cook
Kathleen M Cook
What terrible things we humans do to animals. The Bible put all animal & plant life under the care of Adam in the beginning.
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Aug 21, 2015 9:11PM
Maryann Massar
Maryann Massar
Who says poachers are human?
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Aug 24, 2015 12:52PM
dvldawg
It's a sad situation. Pure greed is what drives the poaching maggots to kill such a magnificent beast for no other reason than its horn. In America, we had a similar problem with the Bison, also known as the Buffalo. It was killed for its hide and for pure sport by the White man. Native American hunted it for food, clothing, teepees, etc. out of real necessity. Fortunately, someone realized the problem before it was too late. The Bison, along with the Bald Eagle, certain breeds of owls and many other forms of wildlife were placed on the endangered list and thereby saved. Man and Wolverines are the only animals living that kill simply for sport. I find it pitifull that there are those who hunt deer, elk, moose and several others just for their racks ro decorate a wall. And, just think. Early White pioneers called the Native Americans savages!
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May 25, 2016 7:51PM
Ruby Evelyn Senior
Eugene I was thinking the dame thing !
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Sep 18, 2016 10:50PM

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