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Only three northern white rhinos now remain

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After years of poaching, the world's population of northern white rhinos has been reduced to three.

Few species on Earth share the level of critical endangerment as these animals and now, with a mere three individuals remaining, the fate of the northern white rhino hangs in the balance.

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Sir Wearer of Hats

Ohh what a piece of work is man.

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Still Waters

Just three, that's dreadful.

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Why not

Damn shame. Should be all out open season on poachers.

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jpjoe

Screw chinese bullcrap medicine. They should be the ones to go extinct.

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DieChecker

They are effectively extinct. Basically curiosities at this point. There isn't enough genetic diversity for them to recover long term even with cloning and surrogates.

It is sad, but they were on this track since the were wiped down from about 500 to a couple dozen during the 1970s and 80s.

Thankfully the Southern White Rhino is now being ranched in some places and shouldn't have the same problems.

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Daughter of the Nine Moons

How very sad.

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Infernal Gnu

Wait a minute, we are all animals too, and since all animal behavior is "natural," so mankind's "brutal" behavior is just another example of an animal's behavior towards another animal...ultimately no metaphysical difference from a lion killing a gazelle.

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geraldnewfie

leave it to humans to ruin everything we touch!! cant wait for the day aliens comes and says we ruined the planet we live on and we ****ed up and leaves us again.

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Careful_perspective

This makes me so sad :(

More countries need to realize the value in their rare animals. There is a great amount of money that can be made in ecotourism from people who are traveling to these countries with the appeal of seeing these rare animals.

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qxcontinuum

'congratulation humanity'. You've done it again! ?

But who cares ... buss and party goes on, were in love with our cars and fancy apartments, we love to fu **** and get dirty.

3 rhinos ? bleah there's 5 billion humans who need to multiply ...

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3.0

Now that there are three left, they try to do something? Where was the concern or action when they were dozens?

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Myles

Wait a minute, we are all animals too, and since all animal behavior is "natural," so mankind's "brutal" behavior is just another example of an animal's behavior towards another animal...ultimately no metaphysical difference from a lion killing a gazelle.

The difference is that we should know better. We have the ability to do research. We have access to information.

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MJNYC

Screw chinese bullcrap medicine. They should be the ones to go extinct.

They should go extinct, not only for this but for their disgusting torture of dogs and cats, before they eat them.

I don't buy anything made in China if I can avoid it; wish the rest of the world would do the same. I think that each person that does this, might help to wake them up.

Barbarians.

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MJNYC

Wait a minute, we are all animals too, and since all animal behavior is "natural," so mankind's "brutal" behavior is just another example of an animal's behavior towards another animal...ultimately no metaphysical difference from a lion killing a gazelle.

Really? Acting like a barbarian is natural?

So, we should all act without manners, or morals or kindness?

The animal world does not kill for sport or kill to extinction.

Sorry, your statement is just dumb.

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Dark_Grey

Solve poverty and you'll solve a lot of the poaching. Not sure how to educate people on the folly of rhino horn elixirs...

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Summerin1905

why can't poachers just get another productive job?

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Myles

why can't poachers just get another productive job?

Apparently there are not jobs available paying as much as poaching does.

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paperdyer

Can these three be cloned? Of course after we kill all of the poachers.

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Infernal Gnu

The difference is that we should know better. We have the ability to do research. We have access to information.

It doesn't change the fact that all our behaviors, whether angelic or beastly, are just as totally, absolutely natural as that of any "dumb" animal, we ARE animals after all. We are not special. Other animals have intelligence and an emotional life as well. The poachers are simply animals killing other animals just like cats killing animals they don't eat. THAT should be pretty outrageous animal behavior as well.

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Infernal Gnu

Really? Acting like a barbarian is natural?

So, we should all act without manners, or morals or kindness?

The animal world does not kill for sport or kill to extinction.

Sorry, your statement is just dumb.

I'm not being prescriptive, just descriptive,

Acting like a "barbarian" or an "angel" is natural, yes. Cats kill for sport.

Your statement is just dumb and illogical.

We human ANIMALS are always exhibiting a mix of cruel and kind behavior in our daily lives.

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Myles

It doesn't change the fact that all our behaviors, whether angelic or beastly, are just as totally, absolutely natural as that of any "dumb" animal, we ARE animals after all. We are not special. Other animals have intelligence and an emotional life as well. The poachers are simply animals killing other animals just like cats killing animals they don't eat. THAT should be pretty outrageous animal behavior as well.

If you really believe this then I feel sorry for you.

An animal does not if it killing the last of a species. If a cat knew it was killing the last few mice, it would let them multiply to sustain itself further. They do not have that capability. Humans do.

Humans have the knowledge and resources to make a difference and preserve a species. We should use that skill.

Your thought would also apply to someone who decides to kill your parents, right?

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MJNYC

If you really believe this then I feel sorry for you.

An animal does not if it killing the last of a species. If a cat knew it was killing the last few mice, it would let them multiply to sustain itself further. They do not have that capability. Humans do.

Humans have the knowledge and resources to make a difference and preserve a species. We should use that skill.

Your thought would also apply to someone who decides to kill your parents, right?

Well said, I don't need to answer.

Sorry, I truly think comparing us to the "animal" kingdom does us and the animals no good at all.

Animals are not inherently evil; we can be if we allow ourselves to be.

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XenoFish

The way of the dodo. I guess once these three die they'll have to poach something else.

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CJ1983

Really? Acting like a barbarian is natural?

So, we should all act without manners, or morals or kindness?

The animal world does not kill for sport or kill to extinction.

Sorry, your statement is just dumb.

Have you never seen video of orcas playing catch with seals? And no, they don't always eat them. They also kill sharks for the hell of it, they know sharks need to swim to breath, and they hold them in place and turn them upside down to essentially suffocate them. Pure sport killing machine.

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