Quantcast

Latest Rhinoceroses Stories

928d13fba7af14a0b469b8a0ea18bc071
2009-07-09 12:41:50

Rhino poaching is expected to hit its highest levels in 15 years due to increased demand for the animals' horns in Asia, according to conservationists. "Rhinos are in a desperate situation," according to Heather Sohl of the World Wildlife Fund. "This is the worst rhino poaching we have seen in many years and it is critical for governments to stand up and take action to stop this deadly threat to rhinos worldwide. It is time to crack down on organized criminal elements responsible for this...

88197b5d7e24d96740c319eeff6b41bb
2009-07-01 11:07:37

Conservation group World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said on Wednesday that the future of the Borneo rhino, one of the world's most endangered animals, depends on action taken to protect the forest reserves where it lives. According to Malaysian wildlife officials, only 30 Borneo rhino remain in the wilderness of Sabah state, an island that the country shares with Indonesia. "The future of rhinos in Borneo now depends on how seriously the forest reserves can be managed sustainably," Raymond Alfred,...

2009-05-23 13:36:03

Incidents of rhinoceros poaching are on the rise in Nepal, an official said. Poaching of the one-horned rhino in Chitwan National Park has increased even amid security measures, eKantipur reported Saturday. As recently as Wednesday, park officials found the carcass of a pregnant rhino shot with its horn missing. We have resources to mobilize rhino conservation efforts inside the park, said park conservation officer Narendra Babu Pradhan. But we have not been able to identify the poachers....

9a1b582c8b42b88ca82721e9d9144c041
2009-04-17 14:22:20

A rise in poaching in Zimbabwe has raised concern among conservationists for the survival of endangered rhinos in the region. Raoul du Toit, head of southern Zimbabwe's Lowveld Rhino Trust, told the Associated Press that the rhinos are sought after by gangs who sell their horns to be used for traditional medicine in Asia and ceremonial dagger handles in the Middle East. Established in 1991 under the provision of the World Wildlife Fund, the Lowveld Rhino Trust (LRT) has worked to increase the...

2009-04-16 14:51:00

Poachers' Greed Undermining Economic Recovery YULEE, Fla., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading rhino conservation experts, the International Rhino Foundation (IRF) and Save the Rhino, today called the rhino poaching situation in Zimbabwe "an immediate crisis with long-term consequences" and called for concerted action by the Zimbabwe government and international agencies to tackle endangered species poaching and illegal trade in wildlife products. The groups said continued inaction...

aab81dbee961544a46682dbb6cbb1a411
2009-03-05 12:25:00

The conservation group World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has released the world's first footage of the extremely rare Java rhino near Indonesia's Ujung Kulon National Park. The grainy infrared footage portrays a rhino mother and calf and a male wallowing in mud holes. Fewer than 60 Java rhinos are said to be in existence. Conservationists said the footage exhibits new behaviors of the rare creatures. "These rhinos are very shy. In the last 20 years our team has only seen rhinos two or three times...

8c16e0ec9330b60056f89a63faf68efd1
2008-12-28 15:50:00

Wildlife experts announced Wednesday that a male rhino is anticipated to become the primary contributor in a Malaysian breeding plan to save his endangered species. The 20-year-old Borneo Sumatran rhino, "Tam," was discovered in August with an infected leg wound possibly produced by a poacher trap. Tam has been moved to a wildlife reserve in Malaysia's Sabah state, where the remaining Borneo Sumatran rhinos live. Authorities want to convey five male and females to the reserve in the following...

e2bfa6ad81fed329510f3c3bea9640291
2008-11-14 09:25:00

Landmark artificial insemination holds great promise to ensure future of these megaherbivores There may be less than 20,000 rhinoceros in the world, with one species perhaps already extinct and another with possibly only four animals remaining in the wild. As the populations of these animals age and become infirm, successful breeding becomes increasingly difficult. In an article scheduled for publication in Theriogenology, An International Journal of Animal Reproduction, researchers from the...

31bb94d164b2d1df5473e8c5d5e74f221
2008-10-08 09:30:00

By Katharine Houreld / The Associated Press OL PEJETA, Kenya: Patrick Muriithi has some common parenting concerns: how to stop Max from sneaking out at night, whether it's OK to leave him at home alone, and an older woman who has been milling around with a come- hither look. But Max is a 2-ton adolescent rhinoceros - which makes the ranger's job a little harder as he shepherds him around the Kenyan savannah. "To me, he's like my baby," Muriithi explains. "He sleeps next to our house. ......

d1e9c00477325c1e005c6605c8fc3d52
2008-10-03 09:20:00

Black rhinos are running free in the wild now, after 25 years in captivity. Experts say the move is an amazing landmark step for African wildlife conservation. Black rhinoceroses were once commonplace in Africa. However, in recent years these huge horned creatures have suffered dramatic declines, due to poaching and habitat loss. The country of Kenya has suffered the most dramatic losses. Rhino numbers have plummeted from an estimated 20,000 in the 1970s to some 500 today. Although the...


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...

42_b1403c801a158bfeb7a05a490c7705ed
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...

0_ffe7b75bb0473cf2187a34a4660489f6
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...

More Articles (7 articles) »
Word of the Day
bellycheer
  • Good cheer; viands.
  • To revel; to feast.
The word 'bellycheer' may come from 'belle cheer', "good cheer".
Related