The world is losing one-horned rhinoceroses to rampant poaching and reduction in their habitat. And every year hundreds of baby rhinos are orphaned due to this.
Highlighting this plight of orphaned animals, an Indian Forest Service officer, shared a heart-wrenching video of a baby rhino trying to awaken its dead parent.
According to reports, this is an old video that was filmed last year in South Africa, but started doing rounds on social media after being shared by Parveen Kaswan.
The post was flooded with hundreds of comments, some angry and some heartbreaking.
Not able to imagine how this little rhino will survive without mother. Who will feed and protect it. Such videos forced me to wish that human race should be vanished from earth.— Chander 🇮🇳 (@UnofficiallyCS) July 3, 2019
True. They have proved to be God's worst creation, world would have been far saner and nicer without we humans.— Samir (@samirkapoor1971) July 2, 2019
I will not mind if these pochers are shot dead— Deathnote (@Deathno79241028) July 2, 2019
Absolutely disgusting what humans can do to innocent animals 😡😢— Msmzoughi (@mrsmzoughi) July 3, 2019
Heart wrenching. Humans are the only reason of creating imbalance of this world and this world will end only humans. Definitely Earth knows how to heal herself— Guru (@Thisisgururajbh) July 2, 2019
Heartbreaking!!!#inhuman— Nicky (@Ankit_Patwa16) July 2, 2019
Punishment of highest order to every poacher!!! These inhuman should be killed and hunted the same way they hunt these mute animals!!! 😡😡😡
Saw this video an hour before and still not able to come out of guilt and anger.— Tanvi Sharma (@TanviSh16277081) July 2, 2019
This need to be stopped!!!!
I hope someone helped the baby and not just took videos?? Someone needs to hunt the poachers... Bastards— TIm Weeks (@teamrope) July 3, 2019
According to the Independent, the baby rhino was tranquilized by authorities and given shelter in a rhino orphanage.
Instances like these break our hearts and make us question whether we humans truly deserve this planet.