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Decreasing Rhinos

At the beginning of the 20th century there were 500,000 rhinos across Africa and Asia. This fell to 70,000
by 1970 and further to just 29,000 in the wild today. Despite this bleak picture, and the continuing threat
of poaching for their valuable horns, global rhino population figures have been increasing in recent years.
Large-scale poaching of the now critically endangered black rhino resulted in a dramatic 96% decline
from 65,000 individuals in 1970 to just 2,300 in 1993. Thanks to the persistent efforts of conservation
programmes across Africa black rhino numbers have risen since the early 1990s to a current population of
5,055. The overwhelming rhino conservation success story is that of the southern white rhino. With
numbers as low as 50 left in the wild in the early 1900s, this subspecies of rhino has now increased to over
20,000 and has become the most populous of all the rhino species. The population is continuing to
increase every year, however there are concerns that the unprecedented rise in rhino poaching since 2008
may bring this species back into decline if the poaching is not reduced. In Asia the populations of
Sumatran and Javan rhinos are extremely low and both species are listed as critically endangered. There
are fewer than 100 Sumatran rhinos left in the wild, and efforts are now being invested in captive breeding
in an attempt to boost the population. The Javan story is sadly even more shocking with an estimated 35
to 45 individuals left in a single population in Ujung Kulon National Park. Local conservationists,
supported by Save the Rhino, are working hard to increase the habitat for this species since it is believed
that the current habitat cannot support any more rhinos, and Rhino Protection Units have been set up to
monitor and protect both the remaining Javan and Sumatran rhinos.
The Indian Rhinoceros's horn has been popular as a medicine for a long time. To get the
horn, the Indian Rhinoceros was hunted. Now, only about 200 remain

Relationship Between Animals and Human Beings


The human-animal relationship is a mutually beneficial and dynamic relationship between people and
animals that is influenced by behaviors that are essential to the health and well-being of both. This
includes, but is not limited to, emotional, psychological, and physical interactions of people, animals, and
the environment. The veterinarian's role in the human-animal bond is to maximize the potentials of this
relationship between people and animals.
Since animals, especially dogs, share similar emotions as people they to make great companions. Animals
do show us how to love better, because their emotions are more pure than a human's. According to Mary
Lou Randour, in "What Animals Can Teach Us About Spirituality", animals are spiritual companions to
humans. She tells the story of a boy who, after murdering someone, receives a dog to care for as a form of
therapy. The dog comforts him, and the teenager learns to love the animal over time. The boy's pet is
"healing his soul" by teaching him how to love. Dogs give their masters unconditional love, never
questioning the human's orders or disciplines. I thought the story of the dog appearing in the author's
backyard as her dead grandfather was rather outlandish. All of Randour's examples of how animals
influence our feelings were viable aside from the disappearing ghost dog.
Close relationships between people and animals date from the beginning of civilisation. Evidence of
possible bonds between people and animals throughout the ages can be found in many different sources,
such as literature, cave paintings, art and archaeological sites. Examples include:

Cats were kept by ancient Egyptians as pets. When a cat died, its owner would shave their
eyebrows.

Cats were kept by ancient Egyptians as pets. When a cat died, its owner would shave their
eyebrows to signify to others in the community that he/she was mourning the death of their cat.

Historical evidence of what could have been an affectionate bond between people and dogs is
suggested by the finding of a 14,000 year old human female skeleton, buried with her arms
wrapped around the remains of a dog in an ancient Israeli burial site.

The bonds between people and companion animals can take many different forms. Here youll find a brief
introduction to the most common types of bond, plus links to other organisations that can provide more
detailed help and information.
Different types of bond
Pet ownership
Many people choose to share their lives with companion animals such as dogs, cats, guinea pigs, gerbils
and rabbits.
These are usually informal interactions where owners simply enjoy the companionship of their pet. An
increasing number of people and their dogs attend dog training and socialisation classes, and participate in
agility games.
Humans and animals are very close in many respects. For one, they can form a
loving bond in a master and pet relationship. Although their minds might be more
primitive, animals have a similar thought process to humans'. They have feelings
and emotions just like humans. The difference is that animals' mentality relies
heavily on instinct, whereas a human's is more logical.

About The Book Revolution 2020: Love,


Corruption, Ambition

Revolution 2020: Love, Corruption, Ambition is a 2011 novel by Chetan Bhagat Its
story is concerned with a love triangle, corruption and a journey of self-discovery. R2020 has
addressed the issue of how private coaching institutions for courses like IIT JEE exploit
aspiring engineering students. How parents put their everything on stake for these coaching
so that their children can crack engineering and other professional tests and change the
fortune of the family. While a handful accomplishes their dreams others sink into disaster.
The book unearthens the stark reality of this coaching industry which stands on scams,
corruption and all kinds of criminal activities.
The author, Chetan Bhagat, has stated that the novel is based on the "rampant corruption"
apparent in the Indian youth educational system, with the choice of Varanasi as a setting
emerging through "a special connection to the city" following his visit. [3] He further said "it is
one of our oldest cities, and people there now have modern aspirations. I thought the
contrast would be interesting. The city also has a lot of character.

About The Author Chetan Bhagat


Chetan Bhagat is the author of six blockbuster books. These include five novelsFive Point
Someone (2004), One Night @ the Call Center (2005), The 3 Mistakes of My Life (2008), 2
States (2009), Revolution 2020 (2011), the non-fiction title What Young India Wants (2012)
and Half Girlfriend (2014). Chetans books have remained bestsellers since their release.
Four out his five novels have been already adapted into successful Bollywood films and the
others are in process of being adapted as well. The New York Times called him the the
biggest selling English language novelist in Indias history. Time magazine named him
amongst the 100 most influential people in the world and Fast Company, USA, listed him
as one of the worlds 100 most creative people in business. Chetan writes columns for
leading English and Hindi newspapers, focusing on youth and national development issues.
He is also a motivational speaker and screenplay writer. Chetan quit his international
investment banking career in 2009 to devote his entire time to writing and make change
happen in the country. He lives in Mumbai with his wife, Anusha, an ex-classmate from IIMA, and his twin boys, Shyam and Ishaan.