Friday, November 7, 2008

The Rhino Story

Rhinos are amazing creatures, when I look at them I'm so in awe of their sheer size and body structure. They have horns, tough shield-like skin, and massive feet, I mean wow - could you image how wonderful it would be to see one of these creatures running through the African landscape?

I'd like to be able to see a Rhino do just that. Unfortunately, no one will ever be able to see the Western Black Rhinoceros in its full glory. Simply, no more specimens exist. The last few were hunted down in Africa in a wildlife preserve. Tough to think about, huh?

Brings me to the point that awareness and working against extinction is important. Biodiversity is important. Knowing human affects on wildlife is important.

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