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One of Last Northern White Rhinos Dies at San Diego Zoo

One of Last Northern White Rhinos Dies at San Diego Zoo

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A northern white rhino died of old age on Sunday at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. According to Amy Hubbard and Tony Perry of the Los Angeles Times, the deceased 44-year-old rhino was a male...

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Rhino Diet May Affect Reproduction
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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.

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2008-06-18 14:00:00

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) reported Tuesday that Africa’s northern white rhino is on the brink of extinction. Although the continent’s total number rhinos has reached record levels in recent years, the northern white sub-species is now confined only to the remote, lawless region of northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) Garamba National Park.

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A rare northern white rhinoceros died Wednesday at the San Diego Zoo, dwindling the critically endangered species' population to as few as 13 worldwide, zoo officials said.

2005-10-18 11:55:30

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congo has called in a group of private conservationists to try to save its endangered northern white rhinos from poachers, including Sudanese gunmen on horseback, officials said on Tuesday.


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Northern White Rhinoceros, Ceratotherium simum cottoni
2014-04-11 12:13:58

The northern white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum cottoni), also known as the northern square-lipped rhinoceros, is a subspecies of the white rhinoceros that was once found in a large range in South and East Africa. Now there are only a few remaining individuals that reside in conservancies, in zoos, or possibly in the wild, although this cannot be confirmed. The last known wild population of this species, consisting of four individuals, resided in Garamba National Park in Democratic...

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ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.