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only two of these rhinos are left, should scientists intervene?




when the last male northern white rhinoceros died in march, people mourned the beloved mammal’s step toward extinction.with no members of the subspecies left in the wild and just two females remaining in captivity, it felt as if the last bit of sand was draining through the rhino’s hourglass.but...



british park donates eggs in bid to save northern white rhinos using ivf




the world's first test-tube rhinos could be born from animals at a british safari park after zoologists attempted to revive the endangered creatures through ivf.scientists have collected nine eggs from longleat's three southern white rhinos, who have failed to mate with their only male, and sent the...



glimmer of hope for ailing last male northern white rhino




old and sick, the world's last male northern white rhino has surprised his keepers by getting up and walking around at a wildlife area in kenya.the 45-year-old rhino named sudan moved during the night and took a "delicious mud bath" after long-awaited rains fell, the ol pejeta conservancy said on sa...



canberra fc give riverina rhinos a rough welcome to capital football npl but exc




their first hit out in the capital football national premier league didn't go to plan, but the riverina rhinos are excited about what's to come.the competition's new boys on the block opened their campaign in canberra's top flight with a 7-0 loss at the hands of canberra fc at deakin stadium on satu...



dutch sensor helps save black rhino




black rhinos          photo: harald zimmer via wikimedia commonstwo dutch companies have developed a sensor to track black rhinos in a bid to outwit poachers, the ad reports.monitoring is an important part of protecting black rhinos but some people believe current methods are not effective enou...



six endangered s.african rhinos on way to chad




fewer than 25,000 rhinos, of which just 5,000 are black rhinos, remain in the wild in africa due to poachingsix critically endangered black rhinos were en route from south africa to chad on thursday in a pioneering project to re-introduce the animals to a country where they were wiped out by poachin...



legalising rhino horn trade—don't charge in blind




legalising the trade of rhino horns has long been thought of as the solution to the poaching problem. credit: shutterstockbetween 2008 and 2016, poachers killed more than 7100 rhinos in africa. south africa, which has nearly 80% of africa's rhinos, was the worst affected country, with more than 1000...



poachers shoot dead three rhinos inside kenyan sanctuary




save the rhinos estimates there are less than 5,500 black rhinos in the worldpoachers have shot dead three critically endangered black rhinos in a specially-protected sanctuary in northern kenya, the wildlife service said thursday. two adults and a calf were killed inside the 83 square kilometre (32...



black rhinos to come back home to rwanda




only about 1,000 of africa's eastern black rhinos remain in the wildaround 20 of africa's endangered eastern black rhinos are returning in an "extraordinary homecoming" to rwanda after the species disappeared there 10 years ago, the african parks organisation said tuesday. the rhinos are being moved...



pregnant rhino in san diego may help save related subspecies




(san diego) — a southern white rhino has become pregnant through artificial insemination at the san diego zoo safari park — giving hope for efforts to save a subspecies of one of the world’s most recognizable animals, researchers announced thursday.scientists will be watching closely to see if...



old and ill, the last male northern white rhino takes a walk




some conservationists believe the scientific project stands little chance of rebuilding a viable population of northern white rhinos and say funding and resources should be directed to saving imperiled species with a much better chance of recovery. they refer to asia's sumatran and javan rhinos, wit...



why one zoo is sawing off the horns of 21 rhinos




a czech zoo is removing the horns from its 21 rhinos following an attack at a french zoo in which a rhino was shot dead by poachers who stole the animal's horn.premysl rabas, the director of dvur kralove zoo, said the decision was "not made easily", but that the risk to rhinos with their valuable ho...



why one zoo is sawing the off horns of 21 rhinos




a czech zoo is removing the horns from its 21 rhinos following an attack at a french zoo in which a rhino was shot dead by poachers who stole the animal's horn.premysl rabas, the director of dvur kralove zoo, said the decision was "not made easily", but that the risk to rhinos with their valuable ho...



world’s last male northern white rhino ‘gravely ill’




the world’s last surviving male northern white rhino is “gravely ill” and “starting to show signs of ailing”, according to convervationists. see related your next tinder match: sudan the northern white rhinosouth africa lifts ban on domestic rhino horn tradesudan lives at the ol pejet...



woolly rhino neck ribs provide clues about their decline and eventual extinction




researchers from the naturalis biodiversity center in leiden examined woolly rhino and modern rhino neck vertebrae from several european and american museum collections and noticed that the remains of woolly rhinos from the north sea often possess a 'cervical' (neck) rib—in contrast to modern rhinos.



world's last male northern white rhino: behind the photos




the world has been captivated by the loss of a rhino named sudan, who passed away at ol pejeta conservancy in kenya this week from age-related complications.elderly for his species, the 45-year-old sudan lived a long and generally good life that would be almost unthinkable in the wild. his death was...



belgian zoo shortens rhinos' horns after french killing




rhinos bruno (l) and gracie are seen at a zoo in thoiry, france march 8, 2017, a day after intruders shot dead a white rhino named vince and hacked off its horns in the same areaa belgian zoo said saturday it will shorten its rhinos' horns as an anti-poaching measure following the grisly killing of ...



young southern white rhinos may produce four distinct, context-dependent calls




young southern white rhinos may produce four distinct calls in differing behavioral contexts, according to a study published march 7, 2018 in the open-access journal plos one by sabrina linn and marina scheumann from the university of veterinary medicine hannover and serengeti-park hodenhagen, germa...



rhino, calf shot dead in kaziranga national park




a female rhino and her calf were shot dead and their horns removed by poachers at kaziranga national park (knp) in upper assam last night, a forest department official said.this comes three days after another adult female rhino was killed in the park.the rhino and her calf were gunned down near tune...



kofi danning keeps canberra fc unbeaten as riverina rhinos see red




canberra fc have continued their unbeaten start to the canberra premier league season after dispatching the riverina rhinos 2-0 at deakin stadium on saturday.canberra made it three in a row but left it late with kofi danning netting their first goal in the 83rd minute after rhinos' luke santolin wa...



rhino poaching dips slightly in south africa




south africa is home to 80 percent of the world's remaining rhinosthe number of rhinos killed for their horns by poachers in south africa dipped slightly in the first half of this year, but more than 500 were still slaughtered, the government announced monday. south africa is battling a scourge of r...



nepal's rhinos on road to recovery with cross-country move




a rhino charges a nepalese forestry and technical team after being released as part of a relocation project in shuklaphanta national parkall hell broke loose as the one-horned rhino stepped out of the crate, the powerful male charging elephant-mounted mahouts relocating him to a new home in nepal's ...



transit passenger arrested at schiphol with suitcase of rhino horns




photo: public prosecution departmentofficials at amsterdam’s schiphol airport have discovered five rhino horns and four other items thought to be made of rhino horn in the luggage of a chinese transfer passenger.the man, a 30-year old chinese national was traveling from south africa to shanghai. h...



world's last male northern white rhino dies, leaving future of species in doubt




the last male northern white rhino has died in kenya.the rhino, named sudan, was 45-years-old (about 90 human years) and lived at the ol pejeta conservancy with two other female northern white rhinos – fatu and najin – his direct descendants.fatu and najin are now the last rhinos of this kind in...



scientific evaluation of rhino diets improves zoo




a recently published study in the journal pachyderm highlights the ongoing effort of accredited zoos to address challenges and improve the sustainability of endangered species populations in their care. the study, co-authored by scientists from san diego zoo global and mars hill university, evaluate...