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Rare Black Rhino Dies En Route to Oregon Zoo

Animals  (tags: kansas city, portland, zoolife, wildlife, wild animals, black rhino, endangered, extinction, humans, protection, death )

- 3902 days ago -
TLAND, Ore. - A black rhinoceros has died while in transit from Kansas City to Portland. Zookeepers had planned for the 8-year-old rhino named Kipenzi to breed with the Oregon Zoo's male. Zoo deputy director Mike Keele says black rhinos are among


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Roseann d (178)
Thursday October 9, 2008, 2:33 pm
Not safe in the wild, not healthy in captivity...what a mess we humans have made and what an ugly world.

JoAnna B (386)
Thursday October 9, 2008, 5:08 pm
Aww This is sad..

Jaclin S (230)
Thursday October 9, 2008, 11:09 pm
This is really a bummer!!! These animals are so precious and rare. Noted/forwarding Jacqueline. Love & Light

Christine A (57)
Monday October 13, 2008, 7:30 am
Awww! How very sad - and hot on the heels of the very sad news about Dennis, the manatee. (posted by 'Little Shadow') He died about an hour before reaching his Florida home.

In spite of the good humans do in trying to save animals, there is so much more to know about transporting them. Think the huge stress load to the animal is the major reason for them dying in transit.
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