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Will Fake Rhino Horns Curb Poaching?
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
A new company is engineering a synthetic rhino horn that could be indistinguishable from the natural kind.
Prince Harry Is Working His Dream Job Saving Rhinos
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Prince Harry is in Africa saving rhinos with a top veterinarian. According to People, the 30-year-old royal is in Namibia with Zimbabwe-born Dr. Pete Morkel. "For me, it's three months of hard grafting, working with animals," Harry said last month du
Another rhino poached in Kaziranga
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Poachers killed another one horned rhinoceros in Assam's Kaziranga National Park on Sunday night, officials said.
Bowling for Rhinos: Striking Poachers and Sparing Wildlife
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Looking beyond the wildlife that roam the Wasatch, rhinos, zebras and cheetahs seem completely foreign. But the Utah Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers wants to bring the dangers these animals face closer to home for Utahns.
Would-be rhino poacher gets 7.5 years
Thursday, June 25, 2015
A Mozambican national has been sentenced to seven and a half years in prison for attempted poaching in the Kruger National Park and other offences. Elliot Manzini was arrested at the park on May 29 by SANParks rangers, SANParks said in a statement. H
Vet describes emotional toll of responding to brutal rhino poaching
Thursday, June 25, 2015
In March 2012, poachers struck Kariega Private Game Reserve in South Africa's Eastern Cape province. After darting three rhinos with veterinary immobilization drugs — a quieter tactic than firing shots — the poachers hacked the rhinos' horns off with mache
SA Breeders Sue Government to Lift Rhino Horn Trade
Thursday, June 25, 2015
A group of South African rhino breeders has taken the government to court to overturn the domestic ban on rhino horn sales, the group's chair said on Thursday.
Can we save the Sumatran rhino? Indonesia holds out hope
Monday, June 22, 2015
"One percent of the world's population," veterinarian Zulfi Arsan says as he nods towards Bina, a 714-kilogram (1,574-pound), 30-year-old female Sumatran rhinoceros leisurely crunching branches whole.
Welcome Sasha, The Baby Woolly Rhino!
Monday, June 22, 2015
Not long ago, actually quite recently, a chance discovery was made in permafrost. First mistaken for a deer carcass, half submerged, was the small and fragile body of a 10,000 year old baby woolly rhino. It was estimated that it was about 18 months old whe
To Escape Poachers, Rhinos Are Airlifted To Safer Areas
Monday, June 22, 2015
Conservationists in South Africa and Zimbabwe are relocating rhinos by airplane to safer habitats elsewhere in Africa. David Greene talks to Raoul du Toit, who runs Lowveld Rhino Trust in Zimbabwe.