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Western black rhino 'officially extinct' WORLDBULLETINS.

THE western black rhino of Africa has been declared officially extinct, a leading conservation group said last night.

The International Union for Conservation of Nature said recent reassessments had led it to declare the species extinct. It added that the northern white rhino of central Africa is now "possibly extinct" in the wild and the Javan rhino is "probably extinct" in Vietnam and only surviving as a small but declining population on the Indonesian island of Java.

The southern white rhino numbered just 100 animals at the end of the 19th century, but has since flourished and now has a population of more than 20,000.
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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Nov 11, 2011
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