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Old 05-17-2010, 12:05 AM   #1
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So yeah I was just chilling & looking up a place that me & my family are prob going to go to again in the next couple weeks (Wild Animal Safari). & so I was looking through the animals to see what all animals they have gotten since the last time we were there & i'm hella excited now bcuz I'm gonna be seeing a Liger, Hartman Zebra, Wildebeest, Water Buffalo, Grey Wolf (Timberwolf), & best of all pet a Scimitar-Horned Oryx for the first time in person! I'm soo excited! Well my excitement quickly became depression when I was refreshing my memory on facts I knew about each animal. Well I looked up the Scimitar-Horned Oryx since I thought they were always neat animals at the zoo & all & this is what I saw on the first site I looked on

Geographic Distribution: Now extinct in the wild, scimitar-horned oryx once lived in northern African countries of Egypt, Senegal, and Chad. They have been reintroduced in Tunisia.

OMG! How depressing! I knew they were extremely endangered & all but I didnt realize they were no longer in the wild =( that kinda stuff makes me soooooo upset on so many different levels. It'* such a shame bcuz they are gorgeous animals! Too bad people have just gotta hunt in this f'ing world! Why can't people just leave animals in danger of extinction alone! They aren't hurting anyone so leave them the f* alone for realz!





http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Animals/Af.../fact-oryx.cfm

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freaking sucks but anyway i'm done with my "animal rant"....be warned, these do happen every now & then
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Were these animals hunted into extinction or were there other factors involved? Sometimes animals just don't make the cut, it'* the process of natural selection.
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Were these animals hunted into extinction or were there other factors involved? Sometimes animals just don't make the cut, it'* the process of natural selection.
I'm going to guess hunted because most animals in Africa are hunted on safari trips and then stuffed and mounted. Anything with large horns like that is considered a nice trophy.

Edit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scimitar_Oryx

Yup hunted for the horns
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Every action mankind does has a consequence - either positive or negative. Most of those actions are done without any thought whatsoever to the consequences or the reaction. This is a perfect example of a negative consequence and it all began with one person making the decision that a trophy kill was a status symbol. Greed and the desire to not be "one upped" was a repetitive action done by many and look where it ended.
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yeah i know. its just all sorts of depressing =( & yeah they are most def hunted for the big game **** that goes on in this world. i just had it out with an old "employee" here at my dads shop about the japanese & their new thing with the coral reef & my dad'* like phil chose your words wisely or brittany will kill you
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