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#16 - sideffect
Reply +41
(09/24/2012) [-]
Where is his horn?
Where is his horn?
#26 to #16 - muddywaters
Reply +37
(09/24/2012) [-]
They cut them off to prevent poachers from killing them, the rhino is worthless with out it.
#333 to #26 - xnotcreative
Reply 0
(09/24/2012) [-]
I would also assume it's for the protection of the bodyguards.
#84 to #26 - saladtongsofdeath
Reply -5
(09/24/2012) [-]
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**saladtongsofdeath rolled a random image posted in comment #1150204 at FJ Pony Thread 14 ** pound for pound, rhino horn is more valuable than gold
#41 to #26 - kingbrowser
Reply +16
(09/24/2012) [-]
If they are worthless without the horn, than why is it being protected by armed guards? I would assume the rhino's skin would be valuable as it is so rare, like for taxidermy purposes for instance.
#98 to #41 - xrabiddonutz
Reply +2
(09/24/2012) [-]
I'm pretty sure they might want to kill it because it's one of the 4 left in the world, and they protect it in hopes it will be able to breed with another white rhino
#167 to #98 - fernand
Reply -2
(09/24/2012) [-]
Thats what kills off species. The resulting offspring, IF one could be conceived, would be born with defects. The bible says that God said "divide and multiply" and even Darwinism shows that species that mix with other species within their genus tend to have better offspring. Stronger, faster, the works...
Case and point, the liger.
Another case and point, look what happens when humans inbreed.
#241 to #167 - thegreatmateusbear
Reply +1
(09/24/2012) [-]
What you're saying is right, if there isn't enough animals - the only breeding option for children is their parents or their kin - which results in serious deformities that kill the species. What this picture doesn't say is that they're a few hundred left in captivity. The reason the four are protected is because they are the last left accustomed to the wild.
#212 to #167 - onceapiece
Reply 0
(09/24/2012) [-]
Dude, that's incredibly stupid. You're saying that the offspring would kill off the species? you do realize that if they didn't have and babies, the entire race wouldn't even stand a chance right?
#239 to #212 - thegreatmateusbear
Reply 0
(09/24/2012) [-]
What he's saying is right, if there isn't enough animals - the only breeding option for children is their parents or their kin - which results in serious deformities that kill the species. What this picture doesn't say is that they're a few hundred left in captivity. The reason the four are protected is because they are the last left accustomed to the wild.
#370 to #239 - onceapiece
Reply 0
(09/24/2012) [-]
It's definitely true that inbreeding results in deformities, which is why I didn't thumb him down. However, It is not true that having them breed would be bad for their species. It is also widely accepted that the definition of a species is that the organisms can breed with each other. Darwinism also doesn't really show animals mixing with other animals in their genus, because only specific animals can breed with another outside of their species, and even then it's fertile so it's no use. Sure in-breeding isn't a great option, but in this case it's the best. Well, was the best until you told me that there are 100 or so besides those 4.
#176 to #167 - dualshooter
Reply +10
(09/24/2012) [-]
You sound like you're debating. Stop that, it's out of place here.
#45 to #41 - lavitts
Reply 0
(09/24/2012) [-]
Maybe. You can't be too sure, and neither can they.
#20 to #16 - waffies
Reply 0
(09/24/2012) [-]
chopped by poachers....