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White Rhino

Scientific Name: Ceratotherium Simum.

Status: Near Threatened.

Habitat: Tropical, Grasslands.

Population: Over 20,000.

Life Span: 25-35 Years.

Length: 12 ft.

Weight: 3,000-8,000 lb.

 This series ‘Extinction’ demonstrates that the animals are incapable of surviving without the critical body part(s) they are killed for.  The Western Black Rhino is reported to be officially extinct as of 2011. Only  40-60 Javan Rhinos are left on Earth today. Rhinos are darted with a tranquilizer capable of killing a human being with one drop, while their horns are cut off by poachers and left to bleed to death. People believe that rhino horn has the ability to cure cancer. Vietnamese use it as a luxurious party drug. Illegal Rhino horn is reported to be sold for twice the price of gold and is more expensive than cocaine on the black market. At this rate, the rhino species could go extinct by the year 2031.

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