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Rare Black Rhino, Ntombi,  Euthanized After Being Shot by Poachers

The 8-year-old rhino was named Ntombi, which translates to “girl” in Zimbabwe’s Ndebele language. The well-known rhino, who was reportedly featured in the 2012 Animal Planet series Karina Wild on Safari, was also the mother of a 13-month-old calf which was not harmed by poachers.As mentioned in the video, the rare black rhino was part of a groundbreaking genome sequencing project to save the endangered species, which currently has a global population of less than 5,000.The poachers had targeted Ntombi earlier this month, according to the Bhejane Trust, a Zimbabwe-based rhino and wildlife conservation nonprofit:

Source: Rare Black Rhino Euthanized After Being Shot by Poachers

Enough to make a grown man cry.

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