It was announced by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) that the rhinos status would be changed from critically endangered to extinct; a fate shared by its cousin the Western Black Rhino in 2011 !!!!
The only real thing extinct is human compassion !! Ofcourse there are a handful of honest organizations who are making an excellent effort in keeping these animals protected.
It is truly and sadly unbelievable that these beautiful creations of Allah swt have survived hundred and thousands of years of harsh conditions and calamities in nature. And yet inspite of its strength, size and stamina ~ it does not stand a chance against humans !!
Poaching is a reality ~ An ugly reality. And it should be punishable by law.
Allah Almighty has kept in place, a magnificent food chain. His web is supreme and kept balance ~ but Alas, man and his greed for commercialism !!! His unforgiving appetite for “MORE” !! Whether it is the poaching of seals in Canada, dolphins in china/japan, bulls in Spain ~ and ALL animals in Africa ~ WE ARE SUCH A SHAMEFUL RACE !!!!
The more we learned ~ the more we educated ~ the better we made it for ourselves but the worse we made it for the world outside of us !!
Hunting for sport or money profit and bragging rights is just outright sickening !!
It is a devastating blow to the wildlife landscape if one beautiful and unique species perishes ~ all but for the distasteful human hunger.