WWF adds ‘black rhino’ and ‘science literate anti-vaccer’ to endangered species list

WWF adds ‘black rhino’ and ‘science literate anti-vaccer’ to endangered species list

SAN DIEGO, CA – The World Wildlife Fund announced two new additions to the endangered species list this weekend, the black rhinoceros and the science literate anti-vaccer.

“Both of these species haven’t been seen in a long, long time” said WWF spokesman Ron Weston. “Due to illegal poaching of the black rhino and the continuing downward spiral of the anti-vaccine movement, sightings of either species is exceedingly rare.”

Conservation efforts are underway to preserve the natural habitat of the black rhino, native to central and southern Africa. The natural habitat of the science literate anti-vaccer (SLAV) is completely unknown.

“Because the SLAV is so elusive and only spotted a handful of times in modern history, very little is known about them” explained Weston.

If you would like to donate to the preservation of either of these endangered species, please contact the WWF.

  • Fred

    WWF does not approve or condone the inappropriate use of our logo.

    That said, we’d like to state the following: While there are only 5,055 black rhinos left alive in the wild and the species is critically endangered, a team of scientists are doing everything they can to help it. A small team successfully crowdfunded a campaign to sequence the entire genome of a six-year-old black rhino called Ntombi.

    Once the genome is fully decoded it will allow other scientists to gain an insight into the black rhino species as well as take practical steps like creating new black rhinos from scratch.

    Then the scientists will turn their attention to the almost insurmountable problem of recreating the science literate anti-vaccer (SLAV) anew.