In African, Southern White rhinos were once thought to be extinct but now thrive in protected sanctuaries and are classified as near threatened. But the Northern white rhino subspecies is believed to be extinct in the wild and only a few captive individuals remaining in a sanctuary in Kenya. Black rhinos have doubled in number over the past two decades from their low point of 2,480 individuals but total numbers are still a fraction of the estimated 100,000 that existed in the early part of the 20th century.
Illegal Wildlife Trade
Although poaching is illegal it still occurs. The main market is now in Vietnam where there is a newly emerged belief that Rhino Horn cure cancer. Rhino horn is also used in other traditional Asian medicine to treat a variety of ailments including fever and various blood disorders. It is also used in some Asian cultures as a cure for Hangovers.
Blog by Leiana2000
I’M 15 YEARS OLD, AND I LOVE ANIMALS AND NATURE.
BUT SADLY WHEN I’M OLDER, SOME OF THE ANIMALS I HAVE DREAMED I WILL ONE DAY SEE, WOULD HAVE GONE EXTINCT FOR EXAMPLE THE SIBERIAN TIGER AND THE AMUR LEOPARD. THESE AND MANY OTHER ANIMALS ARE ON THE BRINK OF EXTINCTION DUE TO THINGS SUCH AS HUNTING AND DEFORESTATION. SO I MADE THIS PAGE TO TELL PEOPLE ABOUT HOW THEY CAN HELP BY JUST DOING SMALL THINGS SUCH AS SIGNING PETITIONS AND MOST IMPORTANTLY I MADE THIS PAGE AND MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL TO EDUCATE PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT WHAT’S HAPPENING TO OUR WORLD!!!