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Old 09-09-2019, 01:50 AM
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Originally Posted by kirkrapine View Post
OTOH, it's hard to arouse public sympathy for an endangered species so ugly and nasty and ill-tempered as the rhino. I once saw a performing hippo at Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus, but a rhino would have been out of the question.
Strange comment. The rhino is one of the ďBig FiveĒ in Africa, safari sightings are highly valued. Thereís immense public sympathy for conservation for such an impressive beast. Itís harder to gain support for an endangered animal if itís seen as dull or unimpressive.