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Cool summer in Zoo
Thursday, May 21, 2015
At the peak of summer, when heat wave conditions are prevailing in many parts of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, the animals in Zoological Parks have found their own ways to remain cool this season.
Texas hunter Corey Knowlton shoots endangered rhinoceros in Namibia after winning auction
Thursday, May 21, 2015
A US hunter who paid $US350,000 ($442,000) to kill a black rhinoceros in Namibia says his actions will help protect the critically endangered species. Corey Knowlton, 36, from Dallas, Texas, downed the rhino with a high-powered rifle on Monday after win
Rare Black Rhino Killed By U.S. Hunter Who Won Controversial Auction
Thursday, May 21, 2015
A Texas hunter who paid $350,000 for the right to hunt a rare black rhino in Namibia has killed the animal. The hunt has drawn controversy and spurred debate over the best way to manage endangered wildlife.
Case studies illustrate how close some species are to going extinct
Monday, May 18, 2015
The world has known 11 subspecies of rhino. The western black rhino was declared extinct in 2011. Another, the northern white rhino, was down to just six specimens before one of the last two males died in October, possibly of old age. The remaining one
Rival SA schools join forces to take on rhino poachers
Monday, May 18, 2015
These two rival schools in KZN have come together in spectacular fashion, together with iconic wildlife advocate Kingsley Holgate, to shine the light on the scourge of rhino poaching across South Africa.
UN warns against rhino poaching
Monday, May 18, 2015
Kochi: Great One-Horned Rhinos in Assam’s Manas Wildlife Sanctuary is faced with threat of extinction within 30 years if the authorities fail to crack down on poaching with all the powers at their disposal, warns a UN body.
Experts call for rhino horn harvest to tackle poachers, amid warnings at least two killed each night in Kruger National Park
Monday, May 18, 2015
Africa correspondent Martin Cuddihy goes on the trail of rhino poachers in Kruger National Park as conservationists call for drastic new measures to tackle the illegal trade in rhino horn.
Endangered white rhino recovers from abscess at Safari Park
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Five months after suffering an upper respiratory problem, Nola the very endangered northern white rhinoceros is again spending extra time with veterinarians, this time for an abscess on her right hip.
The Last of the Rhinos?
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Rhinos are being exterminated for the most superficial of reasons, and Asian countries are by far the worst offenders. Motivated by misguided beliefs and outright greed, these amazing animals are being slaughtered only for their horns.
Precious new arrival in Dubbo
Monday, May 11, 2015
Taronga Western Plains Zoo is thrilled to announce the arrival of a male Black Rhino calf, born in the very early hours of Monday 20 April.