Threatened & endangered species

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    Great apes bein' lost to illegal wildlife trade...
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    Chimps, gorillas, other apes being lost to trade
    Mar 26,`13 -- The multibillion-dollar trade in illegal wildlife - clandestine trafficking that has driven iconic creatures like the tiger to near-extinction - is also threatening the survival of great apes, a new U.N. report says.
     
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    A poacher ripped limb from limb by a pissed off gorilla.

    Now that would be something to see on the Discovery channel.
     
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    But endangered species are decreasing.
     
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    lonelygirl8 wrote: But endangered species are decreasing.
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    Granny says, "Dat's right...

    ... dat's why dey call `em endangered."
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    Poachers poisoning pachyderms...

    Zimbabwe: Poachers poison 91 elephants
    Oct 1,`13 -- The stench of rotting elephant carcasses hangs in the air in western Zimbabwe, where wildlife officials say at least 91 elephants were poisoned with cyanide by poachers who hack off the tusks for the lucrative illegal ivory market.
     
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    One of the last of the white rhinos dies...

    Endangered White Rhino Dies at San Diego-Area Zoo
    Nov 22, 2015, One of only four northern white rhinos believed left in the world died Sunday at San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
     
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    In the oceans, it's the survival of the smaller...
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    Survival of the Smallest? Bigger Sea Species More Threatened
    September 14, 2016 - In the Earth's oceans these days, the bigger a species is, the more prone it is to die off. That's unheard of in the long history of mass extinctions, a new study finds.
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    Endangered Hawaiian Crow Shows Knack for Tool Use
    September 14, 2016 - An endangered crow species from Hawaii that already is extinct in the wild displays remarkable proficiency in using small sticks and other objects to wrangle a meal, joining a small and elite group of animals that use tools.
     
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    Sumatran rhinos approaching extinction...
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    The fight to save the world’s smallest rhino
    Wed, Dec 21, 2016 - CRITICALLY ENDANGERED: Unlike their African cousins, Sumatran rhinos are born covered in shaggy, reddish-brown fur, which has earned them the nickname ‘hairy rhino’
     
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    Spanish police shut down illegal turtle farm selling endangered species from across the world...
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    Spanish police shut down illegal turtle farm selling endangered species from across the world

    23 Aug.`18 - More than 1,000 turtles and 750 eggs were seized, including specimens of 14 of the 50 most endangered species in the world


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    Illegal turtle farm raid nets massive haul including endangered species worth $12G each, officials say

    The operators of Europe's largest illegal turtle farm were shell-shocked Thursday during a Spanish police raid that rescued more than 1,100 turtles -- including endangered species selling for nearly $12,000 each, officials said.
     

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