Another species to be added to the ever-growing tick-list:
Africa’s Western Black Rhino has been officially declared EXTINCT. Poaching and lack of conservation have led the subspecies of black rhino to extermination, while the Northern White Rhino is ‘teetering on the brink of extinction’.
Way to go, humanity.
what’s sad is hardly anyone fucking cares or wants to hear about it let alone talk about it
I heard about a year and a half ago that this was eminent. one of the last remaining breeding females within the captive population was thought to be pregnant, until an ultrasound determined that she was, in fact, dying of a uterine disease.
another amazing species that will be just a page in animal books for future generations. another perfectly adapted, formidable species, wiped off the face of the planet by human greed.
this is not only a sad day for the West African black rhino. this is a sad day for us. this reflects on humanity as a whole. this is our legacy. this is our planet.
spare a thought for the West African black rhino. spare a thought for the northern white rhino, too. spare a thought for your planet, and spare a thought for humanity.