Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Black Rhino

According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, Africa’s western black rhino is now officially extinct. After being a victim of increasingly devastating poaching and seeing little to no conservation efforts, the species is now gone, and others – including the northern white rhino and Asia’s Javan rhino – are expected to swiftly follow unless efforts to stop the senseless killing of them prevail.
The black rhino had not been seen in West Africa since 2006, and had been on the IUCN’s Red List of Threatened Species since then.
“The situation could have had very different results if the suggested conservation measures had been implemented,” said Simon Stuart, chair of the IUCN species survival commission. “These measures must be strengthened now, specifically managing habitats in order to improve performance, preventing other rhinos from fading into extinction.”
Jane Smart, director of the IUCN’s global species program, added, “We have the knowledge that conservation works if executed in a timely manner; yet, without strong political will in combination with targeted efforts and resources, the wonders of nature and the services it provides can be lost forever.”

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

1,000 rhinos butchered in just 18 months: Bid to stop poaching as species faces extinction

Hello Fellow Alchemist Club Members
Once again, this is Mr. Ronelus. I wish I had good news to share with you today. I have more sad news in regards to the black rhino crisis. Please read the article below and click on the URL link to visit the site for the full article. I've also post this this story in Google (+). It would be great if everyone can comment on this post. I would love to open a Socratic discussion based on this article. In other words, share your thoughts with us. Here is the article:

Conservationists racing to a build next generation camera trap in poaching hotspots have issued a desperate appeal for public support to secure crucial funds to save hundreds of rhinos and elephants over the next two years.

The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) hopes to install cameras with automatic sensors in Tsavo National Park, in Kenya, to protect rhinos and elephants from poachers who are mercilessly cashing in on the soaring demand for rhino horn and ivory.

The creatures' horns, particularly coveted in China, Vietnam and other parts of Asia, are ground to powder and used as traditional medicines.

However, as Environment Secretary Owen Paterson has shrewdly pointed out in the past: “Rhino horn has the same medicinal value as one of my big toenails.”

 More than 1,000 rhinos have been butchered in Africa in the past 18 months

The creatures' horns are hacked off, ground to powder and used as traditional medicines.

Rhinos are being butchered all over the world

Here is the link for the full article. I hope you all will take 10 minutes to read and comment on this post. 

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Endangerd vs Extinct

  • Endangerd is the animal is about to dissapear. 
  • Extinct is when the specie of the animal is is gone.  



The 3 Endangered Species!

1 endangered is the giant panda and there endangered because they dont mate well so they dont reproduce as much as they should and the pandas are losing their food sorce of bambo. the second endagered species i know of is a polar bear there endangered because the ice in there extreme cold habitat is melting. wow! this is the most sad one of all the black rhino and there being hunted by poachers and even some of there protecters are even hunting them can you belive that what io cant belive is that humans can be so cruel and have no heart for other living things.     


What I Have Learned About The Black Rhino

            The Black Rhino or black rhinoceros
(Diceros bicornis) is a species of rhinoceros, native to eastern and central Africa including Kenya, Tanzania, Cameroon, South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, and Angola. Although the rhinoceros is referred to as black, its colors vary from brown to gray.
Black rhinoceros or
Hook-lipped rhinoceros[1]
Black rhinoceros at the St. Louis Zoo
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Eutheria
Order: Perissodactyla
Family: Rhinocerotidae
Genus: Diceros
Gray, 1821
Species: D. bicornis
Binomial name
Diceros bicornis
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Diceros bicornis bicornis
Diceros bicornis brucii
Diceros bicornis chobiensis
Diceros bicornis ladoensis
Diceros bicornis longipes
Diceros bicornis michaeli
Diceros bicornis minor
Diceros bicornis occidentalis
Historical black rhinoceros range (ca. 1700 A.D.).[3] Hatched: Possible historical range in West Africa.[4]
Current black rhinoceros range
  native   reintroduced   introduced   possibly extinct   extinct

 Well Why Does The Rhino Need Us

Because Poachers in West Africa on the picture above
They mostly need help because those Poachers in West Africa, They dont kill for harm they kill for their horns,
the Horns are used for medicine and they give to the Africans. But the billion question is 
                                                                   WHY KILL THEM?
I dont understand!Why dont they find another way to cure the sickness!
BUT tonght ill find the way!

What I learned About The Black Rhino by Alirat Sanni

I learned about the black rhino is l the black rhino are losing there hornes is because the poachers want to use the hornes for specials things that they think is important to them but its not important to me and the black rhino.

Monday, May 20, 2013

what i feel about poachers hunting black rhinos

The black rhinos or hook-lipped rhinos (also known as the Diceros bicomis) are extremley endangered. Already one of the species called the Western black rhino are exinced. When (or will) the poachers get the message? I mean for real!!! If i were to meet a poacher, I would say "STOP POACHING AND GET MONEY ANOTHER WAY!!!!!!!" Im sick and tired of hearing "These animals are endangered ". I would not have typed this. People need to do more for our society. And so many people wounder "why is this world always so dirty?". WELL THINK OF WHAT YOURE DOING BEFORE YOU THINK!!!!!!! Im always looking at pictures and say "Really, what has our world come to?". I HOPE that our world would be better in the future!!!! Only one could dream. :(

the endangered black rhino

endangered vs. extinct

the meaning of exinct is that the whole species of the animal is dead, that there is no more animals in the wild,nor the zoo. the meaning of endangerd is that the animal species is almos dead, that there are very few left in the whole world

3 endangered spiecas

Hi my name Cheryl blossom i am going to tell you about 3 endangered animals 1. is the black rhino black rhino are being endangered because their horns are valuable

The next one is the cheetah. Cheetah are being extinct because there used to be 100,000 Cheetahs but now there are only 1,000

Now almost done next one is the panda they cant breed or the bamboos no bamboos mean no panda 

extinct vs. endangered

 the difference between extinct vs. endangered is extinct means there no longer on this planet and
endangered means there almost extinct there are only a few

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Extinct vs Endangered

Extinct means- no longer existence lost or especially having died out leaving no living representatives.
Endangered means- that something is in trouble or that they are in danger of becoming extinct.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

This is so sad

This is so sad. When i was looking at picture of the black rhino 
i saw this picture. It is a rhino that have die. 
The horn was cut out.When i saw it i was going to cry.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

hey guys i am Gary Pazmino i am so happy that i am in mr ronelus project

what i learned about black rhinos

                                  what i learned about black rhinos   

   he black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) is the most well known of the five living rhinoceros species, with its aggressive reputation and highly publicised international conservation drive. Black rhinoceros are in fact grey in colour and are distinguished from the other African species (which is also grey) the white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum), by its pointed, prehensile upper lip; white rhinoceros have square lips (2). Both African rhinoceros species possess two horns, made from clumped fibres rather than bone, and the taller front horn may be 60 centimetres or longer



                            Once found throughout much of sub-Saharan Africa with the exception of the Congo Basin and other equatorial forest areas of West Africa (4). The recent decimation of the black rhinoceros has restricted the range to fragmented populations, predominately existing in reserves in Kenya, Tanzania, Namibia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Cameroon, Malawi and Swaziland (4). Four subspecies are recognised in different areas of the species range: the southwestern (Diceros bicornis bicornis), western (D. b. longipes), eastern (D. b. michaeli) and south-central black rhinoceros (D. b. minor) respectively                            


Black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis)

Black rhinoceros, anterior view
Black rhinoceros, anterior view
IUCN Red List species status – Critically Endangered CRITICALLY

Top facts

  • The black rhino has two horns which are made of keratin
  • In spite of its name, the black rhino is actually grey
Learn more in our fact file below
  • Young eastern black rhinoceros © Philip Perry / www.flpa-images.co.uk1 / 61
  • Young eastern black rhinoceros feeding © Philip Perry / www.flpa-images.co.uk2 / 61
  • Eastern black rhinoceros, four years old © Philip Perry / www.flpa-images.co.uk3 / 61
  • Adult and young eastern black rhinoceros drinking © Martin B Withers / www.flpa-images.co.uk4 / 61
  • Eastern black rhinoceros with red-billed oxpeckers © Philip Perry / www.flpa-images.co.uk5 / 61
  • Eastern black rhinoceros sleeping © Winfried Wisniewski / www.flpa-images.co.uk6 / 61
  • Eastern black rhinoceros feeding on a thorn bush © Wendy Dennis / www.flpa-images.co.uk7 / 61
  • Eastern black rhinoceros killed by poachers © Leo Batten / www.flpa-images.co.uk8 / 61
  • Young south central black rhinoceros, lacking ear due to inbreeding © Chris & Tilde Stuart / www.flpa-images.co.uk9 / 61
  • South central black rhinoceros showing prehensile lip © Wendy Dennis / www.flpa-images.co.uk10 / 61
  • Southwestern black rhinoceros male charging © Andrew Forsyth / www.flpa-images.co.uk11 / 61
  • Three month old black rhinoceros calf © Steve Turner / gettyimages.com12 / 61
  • Young black rhinoceros © Mark Newman / www.flpa-images.co.uk13 / 61
  • Black rhinoceros female with calf © Mike Powles / gettyimages.com14 / 61
  • Black rhinoceros pair with calf © Mike Wilkes / naturepl.com15 / 61
  • Black rhinoceros nursing calf © Aquavision TV Productions / Wildlife Filmmakers16 / 61
  • Black rhinoceros calf running © Mark Newman / www.flpa-images.co.uk17 / 61
  • Black rhinoceros calf playing with a stick, next to adult © Mark Newman / www.flpa-images.co.uk18 / 61
  • Black rhinoceros adult with juvenile © Anup Shah / naturepl.com19 / 61
  • Immature black rhinoceros wallowing in mud © David Lawson / WWF-UK20 / 61
  • Close up of a black rhinoceros foot © Suzi Eszterhas / naturepl.com21 / 61
  • Black rhinoceros tail © Terry Whittaker / www.flpa-images.co.uk22 / 61
  • Black rhinoceros © Steve Turner / gettyimages.com23 / 61
  • Black rhinoceros, head detail © Andy Rouse / naturepl.com24 / 61
  • Black rhinoceros revealing prehensile lip © Aquavision TV Productions / Wildlife Filmmakers25 / 61
  • Black rhinoceros, anterior view © Michael Hutchinson / naturepl.com26 / 61
  • Black rhinoceros  © Staffan Widstrand / naturepl.com27 / 61
  • Black rhinoceros resting © Sharon Heald / naturepl.com28 / 61
  • Black rhinoceros standing © Tony Heald / naturepl.com29 / 61
  • Black rhinoceros walking © Dominic Johnson / naturepl.com30 / 61
  • Black rhinoceros 'scraping' at dung site © Tony Heald / naturepl.com31 / 61
  • Black rhinoceros marking territory with urine © Mike Powles / gettyimages.com32 / 61
  • Black rhinoceros wading in river © Mark Payne-Gill / naturepl.com33 / 61
  • Black rhinoceros wallowing in mud © Bruce Davidson / naturepl.com34 / 61
  • Black rhinoceros mud bathing © Tony Heald / naturepl.com35 / 61
  • Black rhinoceros covered in mud © Bruce Davidson / naturepl.com36 / 61
  • Black rhinoceros dust bathing © Alain Pons / Biosphoto37 / 61
  • Black rhinoceros drinking © Tony Heald / naturepl.com38 / 61
  • Black rhinoceros revealing prehensile lip © Steve Turner / gettyimages.com39 / 61
  • Black rhinoceros browsing © Gerald Cubitt40 / 61
  • Close up of a black rhinoceros feeding © Tony Heald / naturepl.com41 / 61
  • Black rhinoceros feeding © Tony Heald / naturepl.com42 / 61
  • Black rhinoceros grazing © Peter Blackwell / naturepl.com43 / 61
  • Black rhinoceros charging © Tony Heald / naturepl.com44 / 61
  • Black rhinoceros charging © Tony Heald / naturepl.com45 / 61
  • Black rhinoceros charging lion © Aquavision TV Productions / Wildlife Filmmakers46 / 61
  • Black rhinoceros, flehmen response © Tony Heald / naturepl.com47 / 61
  • Black rhinoceros scent marking © Mary Ann McDonald / naturepl.com48 / 61
  • Female and male black rhinoceros fighting © Sharon Heald / naturepl.com49 / 61
  • Black rhinoceros mating © Ferrero-Labat / www.ardea.com50 / 61
  • Black rhinoceros mating © Yann Arthus-Bertrand / www.ardea.com51 / 61
  • Black rhinoceros in typical habitat © Steve Turner / gettyimages.com52 / 61
  • Black rhinoceros and calf in savannah habitat © Gerald Cubitt53 / 61
  • Black rhinoceros in typical habitat © Pete Oxford / naturepl.com54 / 61
  • Black rhinoceros in salt pan habitat © Tony Heald / naturepl.com55 / 61
  • Black rhinoceros in savannah habitat © Jose B. Ruiz / naturepl.com56 / 61
  • Black rhinoceros camera trap image © Margaret Kinnaird & Tim O'Brien / Smithsonian Wild57 / 61
  • Black rhinoceros camera trap image © Margaret Kinnaird & Tim O'Brien / Smithsonian Wild58 / 61
  • Black rhinoceros footprint © Chris & Tilde Stuart / www.flpa-images.co.uk59 / 61
  • Black rhinoceros guarded against poachers © Martin Harvey / www.photoshot.com60 / 61
  • Confiscated black rhinoceros' horns © Steve Turner / gettyimages.com61 / 61

Black rhinoceros fact file

Black rhinoceros description

GenusDiceros (1)
The black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) is the most well known of the five living rhinoceros species, with its aggressive reputation and highly publicised international conservation drive. Black rhinoceros are in fact grey in colour and are distinguished from the other African species (which is also grey) the white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum), by its pointed, prehensile upper lip; white rhinoceros have square lips (2). Both African rhinoceros species possess two horns, made from clumped fibres rather than bone, and the taller front horn may be 60 centimetres or longer (4).
Rhinocéros Noir.
Rinoceronte Negro.
Shoulder height: 1.4 - 1.8 m (2)
Length: 3 - 3.75 m (2)
800 - 1400 kg (2)

Black rhinoceros biology


Black rhinoceros conservation

The population crash in the latter half of the 20th Century saw rhinoceros numbers plummet to a low of about 2,400 individuals (4). A variety of conservation approaches have been adopted, which have resulted in the stabilisation and partial recovery of populations in a number of countries. The most successful have involved the rigorous protection of rhinoceros in fenced sanctuaries, often in partnerships between the State and private sectors, or in intensely protected unfenced zones within larger areas (4). Dehorning has also been used in some countries to reduce the incentives to poach (4). In 1997, Yemen became a signatory of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), thus greatly reducing the demand for rhinoceros horn in the Middle East (7). By 2001, the continental black rhinoceros population had increased to 3,100, with populations in six of the eight range states increasing (4). Most individuals are conserved in heavily protected areas. The African Rhino Specialist Group of the World Conservation Union (IUCN) provides advice on the conservation of African rhinoceros, and has developed a detailed Action Plan, which provides extensive information and strategic direction for their conservation