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Poaching Update: More than 730 Rhinos Killed So Far This Year
Thursday, September 11, 2014
As the poaching crisis continues, more than 730 rhinos have been killed in South Africa so far this year, fast approaching a deadly record. And despite efforts to put an end to this illegal hunting, wildlife officials fear that the iconic species could go
Tackling rhino poaching
Thursday, September 11, 2014
After the success of recent anti-poaching activities in the air and bush, organisations involved in the fight are now moving to technology to protect the endangered rhino. The good news is that no rhino has been killed in the province in the last four m
Rhinos on a plane: Inside life-saving mission
Thursday, September 11, 2014
t's been a bad year for the African rhino, particularly for those that call South Africa home.
Newborn Rhinoceros Explores Habitat at Safari Park
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
A newborn rhinoceros and her mother ventured into the Asian Plains exhibit at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park for the first time on Monday. The 4-week-old female, named Petunia, stayed close to her mother while exploring the 40-acre habitat.
S Africa tries new system at Kruger park
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Rhino poachers in South Africa now risk giving themselves away when they shoot thanks to a high-tech, gunfire-detection system being piloted in the country’s flagship Kruger National Park. The stakes are high, for rhinos are being slain in escalating nu
Wilds welcomes baby rhino
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
The Wilds welcomed a new baby to its herd Saturday, marking the sixth greater one-horned Asian rhinoceros to be born at the conservation center.
Kenyan rangers on frontline of poaching war
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
With camouflage uniforms, assault rifles, night vision goggles, thermal imaging devices and radios, wildlife rangers in Kenya's Ol Jogi rhino sanctuary prepare for night patrol in the "war" against poaching.
Male rhino killed in KNP
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
A male rhino was killed and its horn taken away by poachers in Kaziranga National Park today taking the toll to 22 so far this year, said a senior Forest Department official.
Imake a Difference Funds Students Youth Rhino Summit
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
The first ever International Youth Rhino Summit will begin this year on World Rhino Day (21-23 September, 2014) and charitable trust - Imake a Difference (est 2013), will fund the experience for three Kiwi students as well as financially supporting Vietnam
Hormone analysis helps identify horny rhinos
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
The first comprehensive study of captive black rhino reproduction in Europe highlights how hormone analysis could improve the success of breeding programmes.