Goodbye Black Rhino

Well that's it then. Another one bites the dust. We should hang our heads in shame.

The Western Black Rhino, which once proliferated across the central and west African savannah, is now, it would seem, extinct.

From the BBC News report:

A mission to their last known habitat in northern Cameroon failed to find any rhinos or signs of their existence...

"They mounted 48 field missions, patrolling for 2,500km, working block by block," said Richard Emslie, scientific officer with the African rhino group in IUCN's Species Survival Commission. "...they didn't find anything to indicate a continued presence in the area... They did, however, come across lots of evidence of poaching."


If this bothers you as much as it does me, you can visit the International Rhino Foundation website and contribute, or even adopt your own rhino. Perhaps we'll still be able to save the last four Northern White rhinos left before they too disappear forever.