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Critically Endangered Black Rhino Calf Is Born In Chester Zoo

Starting off the day with a piece of incredibly happy news! A critically endangered black baby rhino was born in Chester Zoo, and we could not be any happier about it. There are only less than 1,000 of them left globally, so any new addition to the black rhino family should be celebrated everywhere. On top of that, the rare birth and the baby's first steps were all caught on camera!

Take a look at the footage below!

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Endangered Javan Rhino Was Spotted Taking a Mud Bath in Indonesia

Indonesia's environment minister shared a video of a rare Javan rhinoceros taking a mud bath in Ujung Kulon National Park. 

It's believed there are just 72 of the animal left in the world.

The minister who shared the video, Siti Nurbaya Bakar, wrote that the rhinoceros had been identified as a 7-year-old male.

Listed as "critically endangered" on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) red list, the Javan rhinoceros is found only in the Ujung Kulon National Park. Forest rangers have been guarding the national park to prevent poachers from killing rhinos and removing their horns, which can fetch huge sums of money on the black market.

Siti also explained that rhinoceros take mud baths to protect their skin from sunburn, insect bites and other parasites as well as to maintain their skin's moisture. Mud baths also help rhinoceros cool down and fulfill their mineral needs. Rhinoceros could take mud baths twice a day, with each session taking up to three hours, Siti added.


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New National Geographic Images Get The Meme Treatment

And we're loving it! Imgur user, MrJinglesTheFirst, decided to use two National Geography images as the new meme format for these original memes! 

If you want to join the party, here is a link to the meme templates below!

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World Rhino Day: Here Are Some Funny Memes To Celebrate

There is a magnificent beast immediately recognizable to every child in the world, with its heavy grey skin and prominent horn (or horns!) upon its snout the rhinoceros is a much-loved critter. However, it is deeply endangered in the wild and is quickly on the road to extinction if something isn't done. So it is that World Rhino Day was established to help raise awareness and protect what remains of these magnificent creatures. 

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The Dedicated Wildlife Team At Kaziranga National Park Saved a Baby Rhino From Drowning in Floodwaters

With over 90% of Kaziranga National Park, home to the endangered one-horned rhinoceros, flooded, authorities have been battling to move the animals to higher ground. Monsoon rains and floods have affected millions of people across the north-eastern Indian state of Assam. Watch this epic rescue operation. 

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5 Rhinos From A European Zoo To Be Released To Akagera National Park in Rwanda

The largest ever transport of Rhinos from Europe to Africa is happening today, June 23rd, 2019! In which five rhinos from European zoos are to be transported and released into the Akagera National Park, Rwanda. 

This is huge as the Eastern Black rhinos belong to a critically endangered subspecies. 

Veronica Varekova, an avid advocate of wildlife conservation, says, "I have witnessed increasing pressure put on the rhino population in Africa over the past 8 years, due to poaching and habitat loss, so when I was presented with the idea of European zoos donating Black rhinos to Akagera National Park, I was thrilled. In my view The Republic of Rwanda is one of the safest countries on the continent today, a country I have visited often in the last 10 years. I knew right away I would be dedicated to this project from the beginning to the end." 

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According To a New Research, Unicorns Did Exist After All And People Are Excited

The Ice Age rhinoceros, known as the "Siberian unicorn" due to its enormous single horn, was thought to have gone extinct up to 200,000 years ago. However, new research published in Nature Ecology and Evolution shows it survived until at least 39,000 years ago, meaning the giant lived alongside humans.

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