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20-03-2018, 17:39   #1
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The end of the line for the Northern White Rhino

The last known living male has died at 45, leaving only two females of this breed of Rhino alive in the world.

Other breeds of Rhino such as the Western Black have also been declared extinct recently.

Is this all down to poaching or is there other factors at play?
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20-03-2018, 17:41   #2
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Did they get a, emm, 'sample' before he snuffed it?
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Did they get a, emm, 'sample' before he snuffed it?
Yeah, they did.
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Any chance of them turning lezzie?
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Sure it's grand, they have a few of them in captivity... this was the last wild one left.

Besides, they kind of all look the same anyway... just grab one of the southern white Rhinos... nobody will know the difference. "Does it have a big horn on it's head? Yep! "Job's a good'un!"
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Life, uh, finds a way
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He was a prick anyway.
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Sure it's grand, they have a few of them in captivity... this was the last wild one left.

Besides, they kind of all look the same anyway... just grab one of the southern white Rhinos... nobody will know the difference. "Does it have a big horn on it's head? Yep! "Job's a good'un!"
No, all gone. Extinct in the wild about 10 years ago. As for why they're extinct, we're all the cause of that, although those fecking alternative medicine crowd need to take a bit more of the blame for it.
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Sure it's grand, they have a few of them in captivity... this was the last wild one left.
Errm, no they don't, not the Northern subspecies anyway.
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Errm, no they don't, not the Northern subspecies anyway.
They don't seem to like breeding too much... that could be a problem when it comes to the auld extinction thingy!

Pandas too... they've been trying to go extinct for years... but we won't let them!!

Rhinos kinda look a bit sad and depressed to me... maybe it's just their turn to go extinct?
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They don't seem to like breeding too much... that could be a problem when it comes to the auld extinction thingy!

Pandas too... they've been trying to go extinct for years... but we won't let them!!

Rhinos kinda look a bit sad and depressed to me... maybe it's just their turn to go extinct?
Actually the giant panda has been downgraded, ore would that be promoted, from ‘Endangered’ to ‘Vulnerable’ on the global list of species at risk of extinction.

Kinda sad and something we will see a lot more of, especially if we think of animals in the wild.
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Humans are also extinct from the wild... quite sad when you sit back and think about it. We only exist in captivity! (despite being the smartest animal on the block)
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I think there's a few populations of humans surviving in the wild, in Brazil and Paupa New Guinea anyway, as far as I know
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I think there's a few populations of humans surviving in the wild, in Brazil and Paupa New Guinea anyway, as far as I know
Dundalk too.
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