Monday, 10 June 2019 by Baby Rhino Rescue
Rhinoceros populations across Africa are threatened by poaching, habitat loss and disease. Kenya is home to a significant rhinoceros population, which includes the last two northern white rhino (Ceratotherium simum cottoni), roughly 80 percent of the remaining critically endangered eastern black rhino (Diceros bicornis michaeli) and a healthy population of southern white rhino (Ceratotherium simum). As
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
Thursday, 06 December 2018 by FB Ruth Hughes Rhinos for the Future
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
Rehabilitated Rhino Poaching Survivors, Lion’s Den and Dingle Dell, are Released Back into the Wild.
Thursday, 06 December 2018 by Hoedspruit Endangered Species center
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 – 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
Tuesday, 06 November 2018 by Daily Mail UK
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