By Blake Deppe in the USA:
Saving the rhino
Tuesday 4th November 2014
Greed is behind this animal’s decline, says BLAKE DEPPE
THE extremely rare northern white rhino, a subspecies of white rhino, may soon disappear.
One of the last males, a 34-year-old rhino named Suni, died from natural causes on October 17 at a nature reserve in Kenya, leaving just six northern whites — only one of them male — remaining worldwide.
Its close cousin, the southern white, is also severely threatened. The low numbers are themselves largely a product of the relentless rhino poaching that occurs across Africa, and which has driven the animals as a whole to the brink of extinction. And the problem is getting worse.
Back in 2009, Suni was one of eight of its species at the Kenyan Ol Pejeta Conservancy as part of…
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