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> One of the last northern white rhinos dies, :'(
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Michael Bubré
post Nov 23 2015, 05:15 PM
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-34897767

The northern white rhino was declared extinct in the wild thanks to poachers back in 2008. Now there are only 3 remaining in captivity, as sadly one kept at San Diego Zoo was recently put down. sob.gif

HOWEVER, there is hope that the species could be revived if southern white rhinos can act as surrogate mothers ;o Is this something you think we should be doing or is it a waste of money to try and keep the species going? Discuss ~

I'm not sure about this, it's disgusting that poachers hunted this beautiful animal to near total extinction to begin with and I'd love if it could somehow be revived but it does seem like somewhat of a waste of resources for a pretty implausible result. :'(
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post Nov 23 2015, 05:22 PM
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sob.gif v sad news. The thought of an animal becoming extinct genuinely terrifies me as it's such a sad, irreversible (to a point) state. I would say use all the money to revive the species just because they probably can and what better way to spend money than stopping an entire species from leaving the planet forever?
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post Nov 25 2015, 03:44 PM
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Man has exterminated so many species he has a moral obligation to save as many as possible. So, yes I'm in favour of surrogate species to keep them going. Not as if we haven't been manipulating nature to our advantage for millennia already (cats, dogs, cattle, sheep etc are all man-bred breeds to a large extent), so it's not much of a stretch.

Of course, the aim should always be to return them to the wild, or at least a reasonable landscaped facsimile of it (not small cages/pens).
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post Nov 25 2015, 04:25 PM
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R.I.P. BB 😥
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post Nov 25 2015, 04:26 PM
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why the f*** isn't there a rhino emoji bye
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