It is commonly considered that the White Rhino is endangered. At one stage there was only around 50 wild White Rhinos in existence. However since that time the White Rhino has recovered, thanks to the efforts of intense conservation, and recent estimates are that there are over 20,000 White rhinos living in Africa, with the majority in South Africa.
Less well known is that the Black Rhino is endangered, and more endangered than the White Rhino.
The black rhinoceros is one of the smaller rhinos in Africa, and now there are just over 5000 still living in the wild.
What is less well known is that black and white rhinos are actually the same color, it is considered that the name “white” Rhino does not refer to its color.
Of course one of the principal ways of protecting the rhinoceros, as well as many other endangered species of animals, is to breed them.
Whilst some people object to keeping animals such as these in captivity, in zoos, for the purpose of breeding there is no doubt that breeding these animals helps protect them from becoming extinct. [...]