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December 26, 2011

“Mr Payne attributes the sharp decline in the population to being hunted for use in traditional Chinese medicine.”

Update: Sad photo.

 

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Mom, what’s a Rhino?

Nevermind, I’m playing a video game.

“The last hope for this species of rhino.” Of course, it’s really already too late due to a lack of genetic diversity—see comments in reddit.

Last year, another major species of rhino went extinct. Why? Palm oil (it’s in your pantry, in your peanut butter…). Why? Poaching. Why? Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Read the article here:

Capture of rare rhino gives hope for species.

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