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Black Rhino extinct

Discussion in 'Speaker's Corner' started by starscream, 13 Jul 2006.

  1. starscream


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  2. Metalface Mark


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  3. William


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    I thought that there were a few dozen left?
  4. AJUK

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    Very sad, can't they paint some of the white ones black?

  5. Stolly


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    Slightly misleading title, only the western black sub species is extinct, not the whole species.
  6. Kermit


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    I wonder is there actually any genetic difference between a Western Black Rhino and the other sub-species of black rhino other than the location they traditionally live?
  7. marin


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    When I was in Kenya a few years ago we went looking for Rhino kept in an encloseure that was only a 10 km or so in size for about three hours and never saw even one.

    So I can see how it will be very hard to find any in a 2500 km area, it is a great shame if they have all gone, hopefully they were just hiding.
  8. William


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    There will be genetically, it might not be very significant mind or even observable.