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Another Northern white rhino dies

Discussion in 'Wildlife & Nature Conservation' started by Surroundx, 15 Dec 2014.

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  1. Surroundx

    Surroundx Well-Known Member

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    "It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we inform you that Angalifu passed away today. He was 44 years old and under veterinary care for geriatric conditions for some time. With Angalifu's passing, only 5 northern white rhinos are left on the planet, including Nola, our elderly female. The loss of this animal is a tragedy, so we ask you to share condolences with our staff."

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  2. Bib Fortuna

    Bib Fortuna Well-Known Member

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    Why it is a tragedy ? What do they thought will be happen to a 44 Years old Rhino ? Etarnal Life ?
     
  3. TeaLovingDave

    TeaLovingDave Moderator Staff Member

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    It's a tragedy because it brings us one step closer to the inevitable and imminent extinction of this taxon; a taxon which so easily could have been saved but for bureaucracy and human greed.

    In any case, closing this thread as we already have a thread on this topic.

    http://www.zoochat.com/22/male-northern-white-rhino-san-diego-395000/
     
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