Would you pay $350,000 to put your family's life in danger AND murder an endangered species??
Sounds kinda way ridiculous but that's pretty much what's going on for Corey Knowlton.
Knowlton paid $350,000 to the Dallas Safari Club Auction for a super rare permit to hunt an endangered black rhino.
Animal conservationists everywhere are freaking out that this hunting permit even exists.
Knowlton has tried to explain to his critics how letting him buy the permit has sent hundreds of thousands of dollars to a cause that will actually SAVE more black rhinos, but also how it's okay to kill one… as long as it's specific.
The Namibian government has apparently picked out specific rhinos that can and SHOULD be killed because they're not only too old to breed but they're also grumpy old men who pose an actual threat to healthy, young rhinos.
This is so ridiculous we don't even know where to start!
The Dallas Safari Club has got their hands on a very rare item:
A permit to hunt and kill an endangered black rhino!!
Why anyone ever is allowed to kill any endangered species is beyond our comprehension.
Here comes the weird part…
El Lay based herpetologist, Donald Schultz, a former Animal Planet host, has plead guilty to a federal charge of trying to sell two endangered lizards!
The former host tried to sell two Iranian desert monitor lizards without a permit. Oh, and did we mention he tried to sell them to an
Wow this is so crazy and pretty sad!!
A veteran zookeeper was attacked and bitten several times by a zebra at the National Zoo a few days ago.
The zookeeper was okay, but bleeding pretty badly (check out the blood covered zebra above, the red stain on his shoulders). The attack must've been intense.
All the commotion must've scared a young gazelle in an adjoining enclosure because he ran away super fast, sprinting headfirst into
Damn! Look at those wild ass foals!
Those are some wild ass Wild Asses!
They look like donkey-zebras (zonkeys? debras?) and they're just so stinkin' cute!
Five Somali Wild Ass foals were born at the Saint Louis Zoo and they're extra special because these wild ass Wild Asses are endangered!
They are from the desert areas of Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia with less than 1,000 living in the wild (ass)!
So every single one of these little asses is not only super cute, but also super important for the survival of their species.
Who here likes cute asses? Who wants to watch them jump and jiggle around??
Check out the video (above) to see some asses shaking at the Saint Louis Zoo!
A super cute litter of Chacoan Peccary piglets was born at San Francisco Zoo in early November.
They're not only super dooper cute, they're also endangered!
The little ones are growing and exploring their outdoor habitat, being super adorbz, leaping and running in circles, doing a behavior known as 'frisky hopping.'
They are so stupid cute we can barely handle it!
These poor animals are threatened by habitat loss and illegal hunting, though.
So glad SF Zoo is doing their part to help save these lil cuties!
Check out the video (above) to watch the adorbz guys running around!
Wow! This is so incredible!!
The Saola is one of the most mysterious, secretive creatures on this planet.
It was first discovered in Vietnam in 1992, near the Laotian border.
The cutie creature was the first large mammal new to science in over half a century!!
But after being discovered, it has rarely been seen in the wild, making it the perfect candidate for the nickname, Asian Unicorn.
Even though they have two horns.
What's so incredible is that a lone Saola was snapped by a camera trap set up by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in the Central Annamite Mountains.
The head of the WWF in Vietnam said: