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West African Black Rhinos. Extinct?!

The West African Black Rhinos are extinct.  Or at least as far as science knows. Which, in this day and age is sad that a species could not be saved.  Poaching was a leading factor. But there areal ways other factories that help with the decline of a species such as low birth rates, economic factors and various other factors.  Some hunting outfitters in Africa charge quite a high price for a rhino.  From what I remember they I’d not go after black rhinos but some outfitters charge 60,000 just to tranquilize one and have a photo with it and charge double that to actually take it as a prize.  As long as there are conservation efforts in place to protect them that would be ok.  The problem comes down to game wardens in those areas and lack of money.  If there was more money to go around for conservation they could have been able to help them rebound.  Maybe if they would have been more cute and cuddly like a panda people might have cared more. 

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/news/western-black-rhino-officially-extinct-150259423.html;_ylt=A0LEVzygnrFWL8oAfXbBGOd_;_ylu=X3oDMTEyNmlvajQ0BGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwM2BHZ0aWQDQjEzNzRfMQRzZWMDc3I-

Cover photo from google search 

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