Africa’s Western black rhino is now officially extinct, according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The subspecies was last seen in The Northern white rhino is also “teetering on the edge of extinction.
Every 8 hours a rhino is killed in South Africa. They are poached for their horn because of a myth that it has a medicinal purpose. Rhino horn is not medicine. It is made from keratin, the same thing as our hair and fingernails. - Photo by Michelle Fryer
Chad is set to receive six endangered black rhinos from South Africa in a bid to restock the animals in the Central African country. Pretoria’s environment ministry announced the move on Monday, saying a team of