Gone: West African black rhino delcared extinct


According to the World Conservation Union, the West African black rhino (Diceros bicornis longipes) is likely extinct, after recent efforts to find the species in its last refuge of Cameroon proved fruitless. Just ten of the animals were left in 2000, but their distance from each other made further breeding unlikely, if not impossible.

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World Conservation Union press release

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