Five of the few northern white rhinos left in the wild will be flown from Democratic Republic of Congo to prevent poachers wiping them out, conservationists said on Saturday.Full story continues
Fewer than 10 of the rhinos are believed to remain and with heavily armed poachers carrying out frequent raids in the wilds of northeastern Congo, moving the beasts to sanctuary in Kenya is deemed the only option to guarantee their survival.
'Although we've all been against the idea of the rhinos going elsewhere it is now necessary,' said Kes Hillman Smith, head of monitoring at Congo's Garamba National Park after the government approved the move this week.
TEN! TEN! Damn them!
With the ten in zoos in US and Czech Republic, that makes 20 or less left on the planet. Put that in perspective...
I have more coins in my wallet right now!