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:
"The wildlife is incredibly vulnerable and I feel a real protective instinct, more so now that I am a father, which is why I get emotional about it. You want to stand up for what is very vulnerable and needs protecting. Elephants, rhinos and many other animals that are persecuted don't have a voice. It's horrifying. It's hard to put into words, the depth of sadness that I would feel if they became extinct."
Our thoughts exactly!! We need to save the rhinos!
What would the world be like without those beautiful creatures?!
The Prince continued:
"It's just so powerful. You'd think something that big and that's been around so long, would have worked out a way to avoid being caught and persecuted, but they really don't. I do feel anger, but I also feel really great hope that we will overcome this as a human race."
In fact, he was so inspired, he even felt compelled to design Prince George's nursery in an African wildlife theme.
We just love the Prince! He has so many feels and isn't afraid to show it!
You go, Prince Willy! *snap snap snap*
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