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2006-09-01 01:58:17

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Experts in Indonesia say they have found evidence suggesting that four Javan rhino calves have been born in recent weeks, raising hopes over the prospects for a species on the brink of extinction. There are estimated to be fewer than 60 Javan rhinos worldwide, with between 26 to 58 believed to be living in Indonesia's Ujung Kulon National Park on the far west of Java island. Signs of baby rhinos were discovered by a team of biologists and wardens in the park,...

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2006-08-25 07:28:43

KAMPALA, Uganda -- Two white rhinos took their first steps on African soil Thursday, officials said, after being flown into the country from the U.S. to boost stocks. Nande and Hasani, who have a combined weight of 5.5 tons, bring the number of endangered white rhinos in the country to just eight, wildlife officials told The Associated Press. "They were very wary when they first came out of the crate and the male tried to charge, which is characteristic of rhinos," said Patrick Atimnedi, a...

2006-07-07 09:45:00

By Ed Stoddard JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - West Africa's version of the black rhino appears to be extinct, the World Conservation Union said on Friday. It said an intensive survey has failed to find any sign of the west African black rhino in its final refuge in northern Cameroon. On a more positive note, it said rhino numbers are on the rise elsewhere on the world's poorest continent after decades of rampant poaching and habitat loss. "As a result (of this survey) this subspecies has been...

2006-06-13 19:10:00

GENEVA -- The first photograph of a member of a nearly extinct species of rhinoceros has been taken in the remote rainforests of Borneo, conservationists said on Wednesday. The Sumatra rhino, whose picture was caught by a motion-triggered camera trap, is believed to be one of as few as 13 whose existence was confirmed in Borneo by a field survey last year, the Sabah Wildlife Department and global conservation group WWF said. The cameras are part of a protection effort launched in late 2005 to...

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...

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. The African Parks Foundation (APF), set up by South African conservationists and a Dutch businessman, will take over the management of Democratic Republic of Congo's Garamba National Park to try to preserve the rare rhino. "The government has decided to...

2005-10-05 10:09:56

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's wildlife authority has moved more than 200 endangered black rhinos from a farm near its western border with Botswana to prevent poaching, a local daily reported on Wednesday. Zimbabwe is home to some of Africa's largest game reserves, but local conservationists say many species are at risk from rampant poaching by people struggling with hunger and rising poverty. Cross-border trophy hunters are also taking a toll. The official Herald newspaper said...


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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