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Rhinos: On the Verge of Extinction

Rhinos or more accurately Rhinoceros are in the danger of becoming extinct. They are hunted for their horns due to their supposed healing and aphrodisiac properties. The horns were sold as trophies and also used in Chinese medicine. Handles of ornamental daggers called Jambiyas are made from the horns. There are 5 species of Rhinos Black Rhinos: 5055 left Sumatran Rhinos: 100 left Javan Rhinos: 35-44 left Northern White Rhinos: 2 both females Southern White Rhinos Major areas where the Rhinos are found are South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Kenya These animals are herbivores. They are often accompanied by oxpeckers… Read More »Rhinos: On the Verge of Extinction

Steppe Eagle: Endangered Bird

Steppe Eagle is also known as Aquila nipalensis in the scientific language is a scavenger. This species breeds in Eastern European Russia from across Kazakhstan into Kyrgyzstan, China and Mongolia.┬áBirds spend winter mainly in south and south-east Asia. The bird is placed in the Red List by IUCN in the endangered category. There are many reasons attributed to the decline in population to such an extent. Some are like loss of habitat and exposure to radioactive radiations in its basic habitat. Bird winters in South and South East Asia. It has suffered in Pakistan and India due to the presence… Read More »Steppe Eagle: Endangered Bird