White rhinos found themselves on the edge of extinction

White rhinos found themselves on the edge of extinction

Southern white rhinos are much more spread then Northern and in 2015 the last known live Northern male rhino Sudan and two female rhinos Fatu and Najin were taken under protection.

The last few northern rhinos have been taken under guard to stop poaching.

On the edge of the 19th century, white rhinos were widely spread on the African continent. It was first met in Southern Africa in 1857 by the famous English explorer – William Burchell. Thereafter, the extermination of white rhinos began at a very high tempo. And in 35 years, the amount of white rhinos decreased so much that they were believed to be gone forever. But soon they were found again in Southern Africa and guarded. And in 1900 one more herd had been found in Kongo and also protected.

Southern white rhinos are much more spread then Northern and in 2015 the last known live Northern male rhino Sudan and two female rhinos Fatu and Najin were taken under protection. Except perfect living conditions, the animals are guarded 24/7 by a group of armed guards. They are protected from poachers that exterminate them because of their horns. Poachers believe that rhinos horns have the ability to cure various diseases. Experts note that rhino’s horn business became more profitable than narcotics.

Northern white rhino

Northern white rhino

There are only five known live Northern rhinos left in the world and none of them is in the wild: three in Kenya, one in San-Diego’s zoo and one in the zoo in Czech Republic.

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