Western Black Rhino Declared Officially Extinct

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A species of African rhino last seen in 2006 is now officially extinct, according to the world’s largest conservation network.

The latest review of animals and plants by the International Union for Conservation of Nature found the Western Black rhino has been totally wiped out. This rhino sub-species was officially declared extinct on the 8th November 2013.

Conservationists have blamed poachers and lack of conservation while warning that other rhinos could follow.

The next ones to become extinct are expected to be the African Northern White rhino and the Asian Javan rhino.

I have written about rhino poaching previously – here and here



Categories: Animals, Southern Africa

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3 replies

  1. Sad news 😦
    I’m glad that my university course can lead to conservation work… I want to do something to at least educate people about this sort thing!

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