Everyone knows rhinoceros, or "nature's unicorns," are beautiful, majestic creatures worthy of life on this planet.
Everyone except poachers, at least.
Because of poaching, it's predicted that rhinos will be extinct by 2020. That's only 6 years away.
White and black rhinos are being slaughtered at an alarming rate, with only 13 rhinos poached back in 2007 and a whopping 1,004 killed in 2013 alone!
There are only about 20,000 white rhinos and 5,000 black rhinos left in the wild.
Since the rhinos aren't banding together to take out the poachers, that's up to humans now.
Which is why in the future rhinos will probably no longer be free in the wild, they'll have to be in human patrolled nature preserves, surrounded by heavily armed guards.
This is already the case for many animals in Africa.
Can you imagine a world without rhinos?? We don't want to! SAVE THE RHINOS!
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