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actually, the inbreeding problem is very valid. if you wiki founder effect, I'm sure it'll explain it better than I can. But basically with 8 NW rinos left, there will be limited genetic material, so any genetic defects will be magnified. Also rinos are s
oh my golly gosh!! are you trying to say there's only 8 of them left!! :( that's so sad
oh what i would give to see and help one of those gorgeous creatures!
Is it worth conserving any creature at the expense of the individual welfare? Just a question...
What a damn shame...
hey, u couldnt give me 1 of those for xmas please???
Did we not start with Adam & Eve ? it sure was not Adam & Steve
For instance, the entire population of rabbits in Australia was spawned from a very limited sample introduced and allowed to 'go forth an multiply', though, with less than savoury results for the local flora and fauna.
You're not necessarily correct on the inbreeding front. The minimum you need to propagate a species is (obviously) just two - one of each sex. Yes, inbreeding is a problem, and more variance the better, but eventually you'll build up a gene pool again.
But how are they suppose to breed when there's a fence between them?
It was proven that all cheetahs come from the same family as the population dropped below a 100 or something. Theres always hope. Inbreeding ftw
So strong and primordial-ish! Still, driven to extinction by us, greedy humans. :(
but thats only 2 ?
A shame for our species... #northernwhiterhino http://xrl.us/bgf9e7
Unfortunately if there's only a handful left whatever breeding scheme was implemented there's only so far it can go before inbreeding... and that would make things worse. Surely?
My! Anything that horny should have no problems procreating!
Such a shame what we are doing to our beautiful planet. Brilliant you bringing thses things to the attention of the world. Thanks!
this is depressing.
Oh dear, they should breed or something D:
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