Another Small Post about Unic . . . Rhinos!

Last weekend, I posted about sea turtles and there only being 7 species in the world.  This got me thinking about other animals.  So, I went looking for animals that don’t have the variety one would imagine.  I didn’t have much luck, but then I remembered there is a VERY endangered animal out there.  One that is awesome and I just wanted to make a post about them.


Click on that for the actual ‘Save the Rhinos’ site.  The page lists the 5 species out there with three critically endangered, one vulnerable, and the last near threatened.  There’s also the Northern White Rhino, but there are only 2 females left in a Czech zoo. So, that subspecies is ‘functionally extinct’.  All because humans wanted their horns and tore down their environment.  That’s it.  Humans are entirely to blame for this one and there’s no way around it.

So, what are the 5 species?

Black Rhino (Critically Endangered)

Population: 5,366 to 5,627

Sumatran Rhino (Critically Endangered)

Population: <80

Javan Rhino (Critically Endangered)

Population: 75

Indian Rhinoceros aka Greater One-Horned Rhino (Vulnerable)

Population: 3,588

Southern White Rhino (Near Threatened)

Population: 17,212 to 18,915

Northern White Rhino (Functionally Extinct)

Population: 2 Females, which is why they are Functionally Extinct.

Now for a baby rhino video:

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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15 Responses to Another Small Post about Unic . . . Rhinos!

  1. noelleg44 says:

    A thoughtful post, Charles. I notice that the two females of the functionally extinct kind have had their horns removed. I think this has slowed the poachers but not stopped them. May the poachers rot in hell.


  2. Humans are terrible. I believe in herd management and one of those principals is to promote healthy herds. This means not killing them into extinction. Poverty is a big driver here, too. I liked the video.


  3. An excellent post, Charles. As long as there are humans who will pay outrageous sums for rhino horn powder and such, the poor beasts will be endangered. The video was cute.


  4. L. Marie says:

    How incredibly sad!!!!!!!


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