The Rhino is one Africa's Big Five.
The white rhino is the largest of the remaining 5 species of rhinoceros.
They are divided into the southern and northern white rhinos. It is thought the northern rhino is extinct in the wild due to poaching, and only a handful remain in captivity.
Some research shows the southern wild population numbers around 11,000, but the IUCN red list list shows over 17,000.
At any rate, even though the white rhino has the largest numbers of any of the rhino species, it still is endangered and needs our help.
(On a side note-the IUCN recently took the Asian greater one horned rhino of the endangered red list, but I along with others feel it is still needs the protection given by that status)
There are over 700 white rhinos in captivity world wide. The rhino is one of the few larger animals that can be introduced into the wild. Meaning a captive born white or black rhino could make its way to Africa. Recently in October 2008, a white rhino was born via artificial insemination at the Budapest Zoo.
Even with protection they can still be legally trophy hunted in areas of South Africa. I find this to be counter productive with all the time and money going into increasing their numbers. I think we have to get it into our mind set that ALL rhinos need not to be killed. *They can also be green hunted in which a tranquilizer gun is used to and the hunter gets a picture next to their "kill." These are less expensive, but not as popular as a regular hunt.
The rhino horn is still found on the billion dollar animal black market which is driven mostly by China and the US.
Please visit the following web sites for ways you can help save the rhino.
*All footage taken by me at Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya, Africa
(A great place for rhinos!)
Rhino 3D Viewports
Viewports in Rhino 3D are a very important part of designing. Being able to view a model from different perspectives is a a critical part of RhinoCAD.
The views are similar to drafting. Top, Front, Right and perspective are the default views in Rhino3D.
You can also change the information each viewport gives you. You can choose wire frame, ghosted, rendered, etc. This let you customize the Rhino Interface to your own specific needs.
Futuristic prototype vehicle from the 50s: the Rhino.
We go over the Rhino CAD Help Screen during this tutorial. In the Rhino Help Screen there are different types of section to help you navigate.
Here are the Rhino Help Sections
Check out the Rhino Help areas in this quick Rhino 3D Tutorial Video.
We walk through the Rhino CAD Command Line on this video. The command line is where your different actions are recorded. You can also use it to quickly pull up different functions and make modifications while designing.
The Command line can also be resized as well as the history recorded. You can also export the history out of the Rhino 3D Command Line.
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In 2003, Yamaha introduced the Rhino ATV four wheeler. It may be responsible for extremely serious injuries. Passengers in Yamaha Rhino ATV accidents have suffered broken bones, crushed and punctured internal organs, severed limbs and crushed limbs.
Anthony Lehmann (Australia) told 549 jokes in one hour at the Rhino Room club, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, on 25 May 2005.
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The World Wildlife Fund has released video of what may be the rarest large mammal on Earth.
The Javan rhino is critically endangered, with fewer than 50 left on the planet. The WWF set up motion-activated cameras in Indonesia’s Ujung Kulon National Park to help track the rhino’s numbers, and captured these videos late last year. (Video source: World Wildlife Fund)
The rhino population has been decimated by loss of habitat and by poaching. Their horns are highly valued in traditional Asian medicine. But the WWF says the videos give hope the rhinos can pull through.
“On close examination the clips seem to show two separate rhino families -- two different adult females, one with a male calf and the other with a smaller female calf, perhaps only a year old. It’s great news. It proves Javan rhinos are still breeding in the area.”
Even with a breeding population, the rhinos still face plenty of threats. With the active Anak Krakatau volcano nearby, National Geographic points out having most of the rhinos in one place is a bad idea.
“The confirmed population exists on the western tip of Java, in the national park. Its small, concentrated population size contributes to its vulnerability -- any natural disaster could wipe out the remaining animals.”
No Javan rhinos are being kept in captivity, so the wild population, including a small group of fewer than 10 in Vietnam, is all there is. New York Times blogger Andrew Revkin laments that it takes such dire cases to catch our interest.
“It’s a shame that humans (media included) have a habit of paying attention to wildlife mainly when it’s already driven close to the brink.”
Efforts to save the rhinos include protecting them from poachers and studying their nutrition and health. The WWF and other wildlife agencies are also hoping to move several adult rhinos to another island, to help reduce the risk of disaster and disease.
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Rhino Fund Uganda is a non-governmental organization whose sole objective is to successfully re-introduce the rhino to Uganda. Rhino Fund Uganda represents a voluntary effort to help restore Uganda’s wildlife and ensure the existence of rhinos in Uganda for future generations. For more information on this and other projects visited please visit our site – *******www.greenlivingproject****/projects Distributed by Tubemogul.
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