Hello, this is Ray, and I'm going to talk about rhinos, Black Rhinos in specific. Rhinos are one of the oldest groups of mammals. They also play an important role in their habitats. In countries like Namibia, rhinos are an important source of income from ecotourism. The protection of black rhinos creates large blocks of land for conservation purposes. This benefits many other species, including elephants. They are critically endangered and there are only 5,000 left in the world now."“DOOMED.” That was the front page headline of the UK newspaper, the Daily Mirror, in 1961, accompanied by a full-page photo of two African rhinos. The article said that rhinos were “doomed to disappear from the face of the earth due to man’s folly, greed, neglect”", as the WWF (World Wildlife Foundation) puts it. Another WWF post about these incredible creatures says this; "Then they were hit by a poaching epidemic, which started in the early 1970s - effectively eliminating most black rhinos outside conservation areas as well as severely reducing their numbers within national parks and reserves. About 96% of black rhinos were lost to large-scale poaching between 1970 and 1992." These beautiful, amazing creatures have been forced nearly to extinction, and we need to help.
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