Tuesday, January 18, 2005

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Rhinos at risk to move to safety. Some of the last few northern white rhinos still alive are being moved from their home in central Africa amid fears that poachers will wipe them out. Five of the animals are to be flown from the Democratic Republic of Congo to Kenya in the next month. Fewer than 10 of them are believed to remain in the wild. A spokeswoman for DR Congo's Garamba national park says the government has approved relocation after poaching outstripped local conservation efforts. The decline means the rhino is thought to be the most endangered large mammal on earth. There are 10 in zoos in the Czech Republic and the US, but only one calf have been born in captivity in the last decade.- Find out more about why rhinos are threatened-

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