Monday, April 11, 2016

Mammal Monday -- rhinos!

Following up on last week's post about rhino relocations, this week's mammals are the black rhino and the white rhino!  As with many of these large African species, rhinos are threatened by habitat loss and illegal hunting.  Why should we care?  As the World Wildlife Fund's website states:

"In almost all rhino conservation areas, there are other valuable plants and animals. The protection of rhinos helps protect other species including elephants, buffalo, and small game. Rhinos contribute to economic growth and sustainable development through the tourism industry, which creates job opportunities and provides tangible benefits to local communities living alongside rhinos. Rhinos are one of the "Big 5" animals popular on African safaris and they are a popular tourism draw in places like the Eastern Himalayas."

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