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+Baz Edmeades , Any comment on the story of rhinos?
Over the last 50 million years, rhinos have braved ice ages, prehistoric hyenas and giant crocodiles – and they were once the largest animals on land
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 Before human hunting reduced it to virtual extinction, the northern pocket of white rhinos was situated in an area where Chad, the Sudan, the Central African Republic, and the northern ends of Uganda and the Congo come together. The southern pocket lay some two thousand kilometers away, in southern Africa south of the Zambezi river.

The southern pocket of white rhinos was the first to face the destructive power of firearms. Dutch colonists had established themselves at the southern tip of Africa as long ago as 1652, and, as they moved into the interior of Southern Africa during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the white rhino was among the first animals to disappear from the areas they settled. Despite the fact that malaria and sleeping-sickness delayed the intrusion of European settlers into the wilderness protected by the present-day Kruger Park, the area was heavily hunted toward the end of the nineteenth century. The last white rhinoceros was seen there in 1894. By 1895 it was generally assumed that the entire southern population of white rhinos had ceased to exist. (Because the existence of the northern pocket was not yet “known” at the time – i.e. known to non-Africans – it looked as if humans had just exterminated the planet’s third-biggest land animal.)

It was then discovered – “to everyone’s surprise,” Ian Player tells us, – that a handful of these giant rhinos had survived about 100 miles south of the present-day Kruger Park at the confluence of the Black- and White Umfolozi rivers in Zululand. A certain C. R. Varndell responded to this discovery by organizing a hunting expedition into the area. Varndell and his friends shot six white rhinos. Judging from what he wrote about it in his Nature and Sport in South Africa, published in 1897, H. A. Bryden seemed to think that this was a good idea:

"There can, I fear, be little doubt that this rare and interesting quadruped will within the next two or three years have become quite exterminated – a creature of the past. Naturalists will have to thank… Mr. Coryndon and Mr. Varndell for their skill and success in procuring the first – and probably the last – complete specimens of this mammal before its final extermination."

Others reacted in a more rational way to this attack on the last population of giant rhinos. A conservationist by the name of C. D. Guise wrote to the Governor of Natal, Sir Walter Hely-Hutchinson, demanding that the animals be given protected status as “royal game.” When Sir Charles Saunders, resident commissioner of Zululand, issued a proclamation to that effect in April of 1897, there were probably somewhere between forty and eighty white rhinos left in the Umfolozi area. Even if an isolated animal or two still survived in the remote areas of what are now Botswana or Zimbabwe at that point, it was quite clear that the Umfolozi survivors constituted the southern white rhinos’ last viable population.

That population responded so well to protection that, by the start of the 1960s, there were almost a thousand white rhinos in Zululand. The small reserves which had been created for their protection were, however, filling up at this time, and it seemed that the remarkable resurgence of their population might start to level off. Not far away from them, however, the Kruger National Park – bigger than Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park and Kenya’s Masai Mara put together – still lay empty of rhinos. Beginning in 1961, therefore, something which conservationists had been urging since the 1920s was finally undertaken: white rhinos were captured in Zululand and released into Kruger. The Kruger population grew with gratifying speed, and there were, as a result, nearly 3,000 of them there, until the current poaching crisis began sending that number on a downward plunge six or seven years ago. 

Neither of the two African rhinos are, however, as dangerously close to extinction as the unique, two-horned, hairy Sumatran rhino is.

These fate of the planet's five rhino species will provide a strong indication whether our species is able to control its destructive effect on the biosphere.  I personally cannot, at this point, see many reasons for optimism on this score. 
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The Google Developers Site appears to be broken.  Clicking on the search results doesn't work and some of the UI elements are in Lithuania. "Jei reikia išsamios informacijos"

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温泉に入れば平均かな。入れ墨入っている日本人は注意されないのに、白人の俺が入れ墨入っているから、温泉から退官されたつらい思い出がある。
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発見次第かなー最近は外国人ならというところもあるけど、刺青=ヤクザ というイメージあるからなー
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The fog on 42nd was pretty intense this morning.
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Looks eerily like a scene out of an end-of-the-world movie. Or maybe just the beginning of a new season!
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The perception of Japan from outside, or people who have never been there vs people who have lived there. Cool meme.
A short two panel comic about the Japan people think I live in.
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Want to share your location with me on Google+? Turn it on here: https://plus.google.com/settings
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Posted this feedback to Facebook today:
I often use Twitter or G+ for messages aimed at the world, rather than just my friends.  Better SEO of public comment and search within FB could be great.  I notice it's already better... but I think it could continue to get better.  Another thing is the ability to make new friends. I really don't have a lot in common with many old high school friends.  But Better search should allow me to meet more like minded people.
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I hate it when Google Docs does this:

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Another reason I wish I had never upgraded to Mac OS 10.10... I can't take screencasts of Cord sessions with Quicktime since upgrading... #OSX
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And my home wifi keeps getting dropped since I upgraded to Yosemite.
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Wifi sucks. Every since they switched from att to "Google Starbucks" I can't connect. Was about to post 1 star, but after finding some trouble shooting tips on my phone, and just trying again I am now connected.
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I paid for some stuff with 2 crispy 20s which were stuck together. They chased me half way down the block to give me back my extra 20. They are nice people. However they charge $14.99/lb ($3.30/100 grams) for almond butter. That's about twice what Wholefoods charges.
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