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Rare rhino birth at Copenhagen Zoo
Monday, January 26, 2015
A white rhino gave birth to a calf at Copenhagen Zoo over the weekend. It is the first such birth at the zoo for 35 years. “A rhino birth is a rare and important event for both the zoo, the international breeding co-operation and efforts to preserve the
RHINO HORN SELLER BUSTED
Monday, January 26, 2015
A man has been arrested for trying to sell a rhino horn in Johannesburg. It's believed the suspect was planning to sell the horn to a potential client who did not show up.
How Paleontologists Uncovered the World’s Biggest Rhino
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Standing 16 feet tall at the shoulder and weighing 20 tons, Paraceratherium was one of the largest mammals to ever walk the Earth. That may seem pretty puny by dinosaurian standards, but, at the American Museum of Natural History and other institutions tha
Record 1,215 rhino poached in S.Africa in 2014
Thursday, January 22, 2015
The slaughter of rhinos in South Africa hit a new record in 2014, with poachers killing 1,215 of the iconic savannah animals as Asian-led demand for their horn showed no sign of abating, authorities said Thursday.
Second South Florida man nabbed in illegal trade of rhino horns
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Rather than risk having a cache of illegal black rhino horns seized by federal agents cracking down on the grisly trade, a Palm Beach County antiques dealer told an undercover agent posing as a broker that he’d be willing to risk arrest and hope for a “sla
RHINO THAT SURVIVED POACHING GIVES BIRTH
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Thandi the rhinoceros was left for dead by poachers nearly three years ago, meant to be among the 600 rhino killed in South Africa in 2012. She beat the odds, and after a slow recovery, has given birth to a healthy calf, game reserve managers announced We
Suspected rhino horn smugglers arrested
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Two suspected rhino horn smugglers were arrested inside the Kruger National Park on Tuesday morning, the Hawks said.
Wildlife Staff Probed in Kunene Rhino Poaching
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
THE Save the Rhino Trust (SRT) has launched an internal investigation after it was presented with a letter in mid-December outlining possible collusion between some staff members and poachers who have killed at least 18 critically endangered Kunene black r
Guards Shoot 3 Suspected Poachers at Indian Rhino Reserve
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Wildlife rangers in remote northeastern India shot three suspected poachers dead in a gunbattle Wednesday morning in a famed rhino reserve. It was the second recent case of violence in Kaziranga National Park, where three other poachers have been shot d
Rhino That Survived Poachers Gives Birth in South Africa
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Game reserve managers have announced that a rhino who survived an attack by poachers in South Africa has given birth to a healthy calf. Reserve representative Bronwen d’Oliveira said Wednesday that the mother and her calf were doing well after the birth