Series description  Rhinos are fighting for survival. To feed the demand for rhino horn in the Far East poachers kill more than three every day and all the while the South African government is championing the consumptive use of rhinos and the legalisation of the trade in horn. But there is hope. This is the
Entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson and conservationist Jane Goodall have joined a list of famous names who have signed an open letter to South Africa’s government calling for an end to rhino poaching.  More than 1,000 rhinos were killed across the country in 2017 for the fifth year running.  The international monitoring group Traffic says nearly
Three convicted Rhino poachers have been sentenced to 25 years imprisonment each in the Makhanda (Grahamstown) High Court.  The 40-year-old Forget Ndlovu, 38-year-old Jabulani Ndlovu and 37-year-old Skhumbuzo Ndlovu faced over 50 charges related to the poaching of 13 rhinos across the Eastern Cape. The public gallery in the courtroom was packed with conservation workers,
DYK #dogs have such a powerful sense of smell that they can sniff out even the smallest amounts of ivory and rhino horn dust? This week the AWF Officials and Peace Parks handed over these trusty allies to the Mozambican government to help fight the #illegalwildlifetrade.
A giant rhino that may have been the origin of the unicorn myth survived until at least 39,000 years ago – much longer than previously thought. Known as the Siberian unicorn, the animal had a long horn on its nose, and roamed the grasslands of Eurasia. New evidence shows the hefty beast may have eventually
Five years after two rhinos survived a vicious poaching attack that left them severely injured and a bull dead, they have been returned to the wild. Fully rehabilitated, but dehorned to deter further poaching attacks, they are living testimony of the rehabilitation work the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) performs on injured and orphaned animals brought to the Centre. On Monday 3

Operation Rhino

OPERATION RHINO – our Vet team recently translocated a critically endangered black rhino to a new reserve to improve the population’s genetic diversity. Watch this VIDEO with the SOUND ON to see how we did it! Read more here: WE NEED YOUR HELP! Each rhino procedure costs us around USD $700 in veterinary drugs, equipment,
China has prohibited the trade in Rhino and Tiger body parts since 1993. This ban was suddenly reversed last week and this allows parts from captive animals to be used for scientific, medical, and cultural uses. The Chinese State Council said powdered forms of rhino horn and dead tiger bones could be used in “qualified
A black rhino has died during a medical procedure to extract its semen to help preserve the critically endangered species. Kata-Kata, a 28-year-old male rhinoceros, died at the The Zoo de Doue in the town of Doue-la-Fontaine in west-central France‘s Maine-et-Loire department. Vets tried to extract semen out of the 1.1-tonne rhino in a bid to inseminate
Art is such a powerful tool in helping raise awareness regarding issues that permeate our society. We love this bleeding horn sculpture by @gn1n9a.
There are about 25,000 rhinos in all of Africa today. This number becomes more meaningful — and painful — when you consider rhinos’ former strength on the continent.
While the number of rhinos poached in KwaZulu-Natal has decreased from last year, all hopes are pinned on the largest biobank for rhino genetics, currently being built to help save the endangered species. According to Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, 148 rhinos were poached in the province in 2016. In 2017 it was 202, and 88 have

2018 State of the Rhino

AFRICAN RHINOS POACHED EVERY DAY FOR FIFTH STRAIGHT YEAR   Highlights from the 2018 report: Of the five species, the Sumatran rhino is the most in peril, with fewer than 80. Together with its Indonesian partner Yayasan Badak Indonesia (YABI) IRF has developed the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary, located in Way Kambas National Park on the
Deb Stevenson’s charming children’s book The Last Rhino will be published on September 22 World Rhino Day and a few copies will be available at Baby Rhino Rescue’s event in Rino CO on WRD
White rhino down, Black Hawk up. how Africa's only Black Hawk relocated a white rhino.
I want to live I want to wander the great plains of Africa and graze on it's luscious grass...