Nov 122011
 

Penguin here.

This week, the Western Black Rhino was declared extinct. You can read all the details about it here on CNN. Lack of conservation and poaching are what drove the animal to extinction. We here at ACAD hate to hear this kind of news and we know you guys do too. Thankfully, we can all do our part by contributing to foundations like the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to help protect our world’s animals. In fact, if you read this article here, you’ll be happy to know that the WWF has moved 120 black rhinos so far to seven spacious project sites to keep them out of harm’s way. Thanks WWF!

Western Black Rhino with Calf

Western Black Rhino with Calf

Found here: NY Daily News

Jun 092011
 

Penguin here.

Rhinos have always reminded me of dinosaurs, even though I’m fully aware that the closest living relatives of dinosaurs are birds. Still, I can’t help but feel that a rhinoceros slightly resembles a triceratops. I’m sure I’m not the only one who thinks so. In fact, Blue Bear’s sister, when she was little, used to pronounce “rhinoceros” as “rhinosaurus“!
Anyway, I don’t only like rhinoceroses because they remind me of dinosaurs. I think they have their own kind of charm. I find them incredibly goofy with their very leathery skin, adorable faces and ears. I love this image because the mother’s horn is practically 1/3 of the size of her own baby! I also find it sweet that they’re being so affectionate with each other.

baby rhinoceroses with mother

Cuddle, cuddle!


Found here: 4 The Love of Animals