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Save the Black Rhinoceros! How can we help those beautiful animals?

Updated on February 17, 2013

Vanish of the Rhinos

The lonely living and lazy black rhinoceros lives on the plains of East-Africa. He searches after food at the morning and at gloaming. He likes branches and folding of bushes the most. When he finishes eating, he goes for a rest under a tree's shadow. He has 2 horns (some may have 3), they stand in a line on the animal's head. They are made from creatine, and sadly, they cause the animal to slowly vanish from the world. In 1970 there were 19000 black rhinos running around, in 1987 the population decreased to an astonishing 400. Kenya lost the 98% of these animals in just 17 years. These peaceful animals need help, and they need it now!

Why they hunt them?

They use the horn of the rhino for 2 things: They make daggers, which the Yemeni men (boys above age 12) use as an accessory of their clothing (jambiya). The other use of the horn is making medicines on the Far East ( mostly in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Burma).

Poachers and Trading

The poachers usually strike in north Zimbabwe. They hunt at night in groups of 3-4. Luckily there are rangers who watch the moves of the poachers. This often leads to a firefight between the two side. Sadly, if poachers are able to shake off the rangers, they shoot down all rhinos in their way and transport them to Zambia. After they arrive, they smuggle the horns to Yemen with ships (and with airplanes in some places).

Fight for the survival

The black rhinos first line of defense are rangers. They do everything they can to prevent hunting. They shoot at the poachers, they arrest them, but they can't win always and with that's being said, the population gets lower and lower. There are like 70 rangers protecting those animals, and that's not enough against the poachers. They arrest one, another will come. The best thing would be to close the trading points were the horns are transported. Maybe one day they can setup the rhinos to their real home, they need freedom, and we need to make action in time, before these animals get to the extinct list because the greed of humanity.

Check out my favourite hubbers article about the rhinos!

Others that need help!

There are several other animals in danger! We need to help them too!


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      william 5 years ago

      I am sad for them all and I vote up so badly.

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      MP50 5 years ago

      Great Hub, love Rhino's just as much as I love all other animals. Voted up and shared, thanks for sharing, welcome to HP happy hubbing:-D

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      Hunor Barabás 5 years ago from Romania

      Thank you for the comments! It's nice to hear that I'm not alone. Yes, I'm going to write about the White Rhino too when I will have time :)

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      scottcgruber 5 years ago from USA

      Good hub. Thank you for bringing attention to this issue. It's a good answer for anyone who wonders what the harm is in alternative "medicine."

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      James Kenny 5 years ago from Birmingham, England

      A great hub that will hopefully help to raise awareness of the plight of the Black Rhino, it would a tragedy if these charismatic animals were to disappear. Are you going to write about the White Rhino?

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      Hunor Barabás 5 years ago from Romania

      Thank you for your support, I'm looking forward to write more articles about animals in danger. Have a nice day :)

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      Sherry Hewins 5 years ago from Sierra Foothills, CA

      Very nice hub, voted up and shared socially, thanks.