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Rhino Diet May Affect Reproduction
2012-03-22 12:42:09

The once thriving captive-born southern white rhinoceros population is being threatened by their diet, according to new research. San Diego Zoo Global researchers predict that phytoestrogens in the rhinoceros´ food may be causing reproductive failure in the females. In a press release detailing the research, Christopher Tubbs, researcher with the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research explained the importance of the study. “Understanding why the captive white...

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2011-04-25 08:10:00

Not many people know that Nepal, the small nation filled with some of the world's tallest mountain peaks, has a population of wild rhinos which is now slowly increasing, AFP reports. For the first time since a civil war lead to a breakdown in the Nepali government's protection of the species, the number of known wild rhinos has increased to over 500, according to Nepali wildlife officials. Wildlife experts have spent the past month conducting a survey in which they counted 534 rhinos in...

2010-12-30 13:01:00

ASSAM, India, Dec. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- For only the second time in India's history, two female Indian rhinos, an adult female and a juvenile, have successfully been translocated from Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary to Manas National Park in Assam. The two females join two males that were moved to Manas in 2008. Veterinarians darted the animals with tranquilizers, then transported them 250 km in crates specially-designed to hold the 1.5 to 2 ton pachyderms. Pobitora boasts the highest...

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2008-09-20 05:45:00

Experts attending a meeting of the Asian Rhino Specialist Group in Nepal said Thursday that the South Asian endangered Great One-horned Rhinoceros is being forced out of its natural habitat into the hands of illegal poachers as the massive animals seek to find food. Their feeding grounds are being invaded by "exotic species" of weeds and wild plants, the experts said, and the rhino could soon see its natural sources of food depleted. "Grassland is being invaded by weeds and other unwanted...

2006-01-27 14:05:00

LOS ANGELES -- A "darling girl" named Lali stuck close to her mom but greeted other adults with curiosity during her first public outing this week. The two-month-old rare Indian rhinoceros made her debut at San Diego's Wild Animal Park on Thursday after spending her first eight weeks in a private enclosure to allow bonding time with her first-time mother, Gari. "She immediately was exploring meeting the other Indian rhinos, but most of the time she kept close to mom," said park spokeswoman...

2006-01-27 14:08:48

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A "darling girl" named Lali stuck close to her mom but greeted other adults with curiosity during her first public outing this week. The two-month-old rare Indian rhinoceros made her debut at San Diego's Wild Animal Park on Thursday after spending her first eight weeks in a private enclosure to allow bonding time with her first-time mother, Gari. "She immediately was exploring meeting the other Indian rhinos, but most of the time she kept close to mom," said...


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2007-10-22 15:07:47

The Sumatran Rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis), is the smallest of the rhino species. It also has the most fur of any other rhinos, which allows it to thrive at very high altitudes in Borneo and Sumatra. The Sumatran Rhinoceros once inhabited a continuous distribution as far north as Myanmar and eastern India; however poaching has made it extinct in Thailand and Vietnam, while it has not been seen in Cambodia, Laos or Myanmar for many years. Due to habitat loss and poaching, its numbers...

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2007-10-22 15:00:13

The Indian Rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis), also known as the Great One-horned Rhinoceros, is a large mammal found in Nepal and in Assam, India. The rhino once inhabited areas from Pakistan to Burma and may have even roamed in China. But because of human influence their range has shrunk and now they only exist in small populations in northeastern India and Nepal. These rhinos live in tall grasslands and wetland forests, but due to habitat loss they have been forced into more cultivated...

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2005-06-14 10:04:26

The black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) is a mammal of the Perissodactyla order which lives in the eastern areas of Africa including Kenya, Tanzania, Cameroon, South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe. The black rhinoceros is on the endangered species list due to excessive poaching for their horns, which are mostly used in dagger handles as a symbol of wealth in many countries. Contrary to popular opinion, only small amounts of the horns are consumed as an aphrodisiac. An adult black rhinoceros...

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  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
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The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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