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Steve Breen

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 2 days ago

    It’s actually “wide” rhino, referencing the mouth, that got converted to “white”, but that doesn’t change that there are now only 5 northern whites left in the world, and poaching was responsible.. Which, everyone talks about the “medicinal” use of rhino horn, but huge numbers were taken for making handles of the very expensive daggers that are part of “macho” cultural dress in some areas.

  2. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, 2 days ago

    A few weeks ago, I posted that, in some ways, it is a great time to be alive; witnessing the first lunar landing, close-up pictures of most of the planets, magnificent images of celestial clouds and nebulae, a comet slamming into Jupiter, and landing a probe ON a comet!
    But it also sucks, fearing that I might also still be here to witness the extinction of a species of Rhino, and possibly the elephants!

  3. Lynne B

    Lynne B GoComics PRO Member said, about 14 hours ago

    @MangeyMoose

    Might?


    Here are some of the species we’ve recently lost:

    - the Western Black Rhino, last one died 2011

    - the Vietnamese Rhinoceros, last one killed in 2010

    - the Eastern Puma in America, declared extinct in 2011 although it may have disappeared some decades earlier

    - the Japanese River Otter, declared extinct in 2012 after having not been seen since 1980

    - the Formosan Clouded Leopard, declared extinct in 2014 after extensive surveys in 2004 failed to find any; last seen in 1983

    - the baiji, the Yangtze River dolphin — declared extinct 2006, last seen in 2002

    - the Pyrenean Ibex, last one killed in an accident in 2000

    - the Guam Flying Fox, declared extinct in 2008, but last seen in the 1970s

    - the Zanzibar leopard, not officially extinct but not seen since 1996 and not extant in any zoos

    - the Javan tiger, last one shot in 1994

    - the Caspian tiger and the Bali tiger (two separate species), declared extinct in 2008 though most likely actually extinct by 1950

    - the Caribbean Monk Seal, declared extinct in 2008, but last seen in 1952

    - The Japanese Sea Lion, last one captured in 1974


    …This is by no means a complete list; it’s just the big mammals which have gone or been declared extinct within the last few decades, and leaves out all the bird species, amphibians and reptiles, and smaller species which have gone extinct. Those outnumber the big mammals by at least 12 to 1.

  4. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, about 7 hours ago

    @Lynne B

    Now it sucks more.

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