Rise of the Rhinos

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Rise of the Rhinos

Save the Rhino estimates that there were 500,000 rhinos across Africa and Asia at the beginning of the 20th century. Today, the group says, there are 29,000 rhinos in the wild. Poaching and loss of habitat have put all rhino species in danger of extinction. As human … (read more)

Rise of the Rhinos

Save the Rhino estimates that there were 500,000 rhinos across Africa and Asia at the beginning of the 20th century. Today, the group says, there are 29,000 rhinos in the wild. Poaching and loss of habitat have put all rhino species in danger of extinction. As human populations rise and cities grow, logging, agriculture, roads, and settlements destroy rhino habitats.

Because the animals' horns are used in folk medicine for their supposed healing properties, rhinos have been hunted nearly to extinction. Their horns are sometimes sold as trophies or decorations, but more often they are ground up and used in traditional Chinese medicine. The powder is often added to food or brewed in a tea in the belief that the horns are a powerful aphrodisiac, a hangover cure and treatment for fever, rheumatism, gout and other disorders, according to the International Rhino Foundation.

Maybe someday the Rhinos will rise again when humans will no longer dominate and destroy our beautiful creatures and our environment.


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Gerdana Neis
2020/02/10

It's cool!
I like aurora borealis on background!

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Forlenza
(creator)
2020/02/10

Thanks. The city street is from a photo I took in midtown New York City very early in the morning when the streets were pretty empty. I thought of using it to create a piece that would contrast the man made environment and nature. An image where the human environment is being taken back by nature and the animals we have driven into near extinction.

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Gerdana Neis
2020/02/10

Fine idea!

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