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northern white rhino
2014-12-16 07:12:17

Angalifu, one of the world's last northern white rhinos, passed away on Sunday at the San Diego Zoo.

Legal Trade In Rhino Horn Would Improve Protection And Help Sustainable Development
2014-10-22 03:22:14

The extinction in the wild of the southern white rhino population could be prevented by letting local communities take responsibility of the animals and giving them permission to harvest horns in a controlled manner through a legal trade.

2014-06-16 08:25:48

NEW ORLEANS, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Audubon Zoo recently welcomed an addition to its animal collection and it's a big one: Bonnie, a 15-year-old Southern White Rhino weighing

2014-05-01 23:14:59

The cast kids from the movie Blended have teamed-up with the American Association of Zoo Keepers to raise money for rhino conservation. Burbank, CA (PRWEB) May

Savannah Ecosystems Threatened By Poaching
2014-02-12 20:00:11

White rhinoceros may be extinct in twenty years with the current poaching rates. The loss of this megaherbivore is in itself a tragedy, but it may also have tremendous effects on the ecosystems they now live in.

Despite Criticism, Dallas Safari Club Auctions Rhino Hunting Permit
2014-01-13 12:42:53

Despite much criticism and controversy, a permit to hunt an endangered black rhino was auctioned off by the Dallas Safari Club on Saturday night, with the final bid coming in at $350,000.

Black Rhino Extinct
2013-11-08 10:27:20

The western black rhino is now officially extinct, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Hunting Black Rhinos To Save Them
2013-10-28 11:16:09

A safari hunting group out of Texas is auctioning off a permit to kill one black rhino in Namibia, with the proceeds from the auction ironically going toward saving the endangered animals.

Fossil Tandem Horned Rhino Link To Unicorn Rhino
2013-06-21 12:14:01

According to a new report from Chinese paleontologists, the recently discovered fossil from a so-called tandem-horned rhino provides a link to the little understood unicorn rhino.


Latest Rhinoceroses Reference Libraries

Javan Rhinoceros, Rhinoceros sondaicus
2014-04-11 12:20:28

The Javan rhinoceros (Rhinoceros sondaicus), also known as the Sunda rhinoceros or the lesser one-horned rhinoceros, is one of five living species of rhino that can be found in a small area in western Java in Ujung Kulon National Park. Its range once extended from Bengal and Assam to Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, and Laos and included the islands of Sumatra and Java. This species prefers to reside in grasslands, rainforests, and reed beds with abundant vegetation and water at higher...

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...

Sumatran Serow, Capricornis sumatraensis
2012-09-03 07:26:40

The Sumatran serow (Capricornis sumatraensis) is a goat-antelope that is also known as the southern serow. It can be found on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia and in Thai-Malay Peninsula. It prefers a habitat within native primary or secondary forests near mountains. It is thought that this species holds seasonal ranges. It feeds during the morning and evenings, resting under overhanging rocks during the rest of the day. The Sumatran serow appears on the IUCN Red List with a conservation...

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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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