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1.) Alex - 05/03/2013
Sad state of affairs.

[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]The last known rhinoceroses in Mozambique have been wiped out by poachers apparently working in cahoots with the game rangers responsible for protecting them.[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]The 15 threatened animals were shot dead for their horns last month in the Mozambican part of Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, which also covers South Africa and Zimbabwe.[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]They were thought to be the last of an estimated 300 that roamed through the special conservation area when it was established as "the world's greatest animal kingdom" in a treaty signed by the three countries' presidents in 2002.[/FONT][/COLOR]

2.) bluecat - 05/03/2013
A lot of people with blood on their hands. The poachers, the rangers and the people demanding the products from the horns. Really sad.

Is this a localized subspecies of rhino so more of the species exist in other parts of Africa? The article didn't state if this was the white Rhino you hear so much about.

Too bad the game plan didn't include getting these horns cut off so that the animal was unfit for poaching. It seems to be fairly successful when they do that with elephants.
3.) Alex - 05/03/2013
I think they are having considerable success with the dying program from what I heard.
I havent been able to find out of this was indeed a now lost sub species.

I hate poachers. The horrible waste of it all.
4.) Bob Peck - 05/03/2013
Maybe they should issue special permits to allow the poaching of poachers? Just a thought.
5.) DParker - 05/03/2013
It's amazing (and depressing) what a high price is still commanded for rhino horns in the Chinese and Vietnamese "traditional medicine" markets, in spite of their being of absolutely no medicinal effect at all.
6.) mongoosesnipe - 05/04/2013
I was discussing with my father about how they should poison the horns they recover and put them into the black market if everyone who wants rhino horn starts dying the demand will go down plus it will wreak havoc on certain economys whos wealthy business men feel the need for rhino horn enhancement