Save the rhinos

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Save the rhinos

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If you didn’t know this already, rhinos are critically endangered. There are fewer than 2,500 left, in pockets of Zimbabwe, South Africa, Kenya, Namibia, and Tanzania. In the past 45 years, the rhino population has decreased by 90%. It’s important that we save them because they have the same worth as we do on this earth. They have been here longer than us and they deserve the respect.

You might ask why they are endangered. Well, they are endangered because humans hunt them. The horns are made of keratin, the same type of protein that makes up hair and fingernails. Both African species and the Sumatran rhinoceros have two horns, while the Indian and Javan rhinoceros have a single horn. The IUCN red list identifies three of the species as critically endangered. This means that rhinos are hunted for their horns, and once humans have the rhino they will also kill it for it’s meat and ivory.

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