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Safari Club Auctions Permit To Kill Critically Endangered Black Rhino!!

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Safari Club auctions off permit to kill endangered rhino!

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…

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Congratulations, Humanity, You've Let The Western Black Rhino Go Extinct

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The western black rhino is officially extinct now. Well, that sucks!

We previously mentioned one wildlife group already declared the Western Black Rhino extinct.

Originally, we thought they might have jumped the gun a little, seeing as how the World Wildlife Fund had estimated there were still about 4,000 of the rhinos left.

Well now, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the largest conservation network, has declared the subspecies totally extinct.

Dead. Gone. Donezo.

Poached into extinction by heartless poachers. Thanks for that.

The chair man of the IUCN species survival commission said:

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Zoo Basel's New Baby Rhino Was Born As Naturally As Possible

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Zoo Basel's new baby rhino was born as naturally as possible!

Zoo Basel is Switzerland has a brand new baby rhino running around their enclosure!

31-year-old Indian Rhinoceros Ellora gave birth to her male calf Kiran, a cutie baby who was born weighing 150-pounds and standing 2.1-feet-tall!!

The zoo took an inneresting approach to the birth, doing two very unconventional but natural things.

This was the first rhino birth in European that took place in front of an older sibling. Normally, when a rhino gives birth in captivity, the siblings are moved to a different location for the calf's safety.

But Kiran's older sister Henna, though uneasy at first, took an eventual liking to her little brother after being by Ellora's side during the birth.

The other new tactic used was

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Endangered Black Rhino Calf Makes Public Debut!!

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A little baby Black Rhino calf has finally made his public debut at Lincoln Park Zoo!!

His name is King Harris, named after a Lincoln Park Zoo supporter and member of the Board of Trustees.

The little King is so cute and part of an endangered species so he's extra ahmayzing!

He was the first one born at the zoo in 24 years!! The baby is already growing at a crazy rate, having gone from 60-pounds to 130 in about a month. These rhinos are being poached out of existence so we're so so so glad this little guy is healthy, trotting around his enclosure with his mama.

He's so freakin' CUTEEEEE!

Check out the video (above) to see the little cutie exploring the zoo!

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Prince William Tears Up Looking At A Picture Of Rhino Poaching!

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Prince William tears up at pictures of poached rhinos!

We previously mentioned Prince William listens to animal noises and African soundscapes to calm himself when he's feeling stressed — so of course he'd be upset when looking at photos of rhino poaching.

He was shown photos of rhinos who had been left for dead by poachers and said:

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ULTRA RARE Black Rhino Born At Lincoln Park Zoo!!

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This is incrediballs!!

Black rhinos are CRITICALLY endangered!

So the fact that a baby was just born into captivity is absolutely ahmayzing!!

A baby black rhino was just born at the Lincoln Park Zoo last week and is the first black rhino born there since 1989.

The little baby is currently bonding with his mama.

The zoo's curator of mammals said:

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Cute Baby Rhino Plays With A Treat Filled Ball!!

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Cute baby rhino plays with a treat filled ball at Whipsnade Zoo!

Omg!!! Jamil, a 9-month-old greater one-horned rhino, is SUPER cute!!

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, in Bedfordshire, England, is preparing for their Little Creatures family festival!

There will be interactive storytelling, outdoor theater, arts and crafts and a whole zoo of over 200 species of animals to see!

Jamil was having a great time getting ready for the festival, playing with a ball, running around his enclosure with his mama, Behan.

The ball is filled with treats, so not only does he have fun, he gets snacks too!!

He's one lucky rhino!

One of the zoo keepers said:

"Like all youngsters Jamil is exceptionally inquisitive, so we're constantly looking for different ways to keep him and the rest of the herd fit and active. Young rhinos especially enjoy things they can rub on and push around, so we’re expecting his brightly colored balls to be very popular."

Aww! They're such caring zoo keepers!

Jamil is one lucky little guy!

We're about to charter a plane to London just to go see this cutie!!

Check out some more pics (below) of the cutie rhino!

[Image via Mavrix Online.]

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