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Oct

Hunting group auctioning off the right to kill an endangered black rhinoHunting the endangered animal is about ‘saving’ it says the Dallas Safari Club.

Hunting group auctioning off the right to kill an endangered black rhino
Hunting the endangered animal is about ‘saving’ it says the Dallas Safari Club.

26

Nov

Fossil reveals rhino ‘cooked to death’ 9 million years agoAn analysis of the volcanic rock-preserved skull suggests the animal’s grisly death was near instantaneous during a Vesuvius-like eruption.

Fossil reveals rhino ‘cooked to death’ 9 million years ago
An analysis of the volcanic rock-preserved skull suggests the animal’s grisly death was near instantaneous during a Vesuvius-like eruption.

27

Sep

Vets try to save rhino attacked by poachersThe injured rhino was found in Kaziranga National Park, bleeding from a huge wound on its face after poachers cut off its horn, nose and part of its ear.

Vets try to save rhino attacked by poachers
The injured rhino was found in Kaziranga National Park, bleeding from a huge wound on its face after poachers cut off its horn, nose and part of its ear.

27

Aug

Rhino poaching crisis fueled by insatiable demand, new report findsVietnam provides the main market for horn. The horn is marketed as an anything drug, ranging from a hangover cure to cancer treatment.

Rhino poaching crisis fueled by insatiable demand, new report finds
Vietnam provides the main market for horn. The horn is marketed as an anything drug, ranging from a hangover cure to cancer treatment.

07

Aug

Baby rhinos get second chance in South African orphanageAlmost 300 rhinos have been poached across South Africa since the start of the year, after 448 were killed last year.

Baby rhinos get second chance in South African orphanage
Almost 300 rhinos have been poached across South Africa since the start of the year, after 448 were killed last year.

21

Mar

Photo of the day: Baby rhino sparks hope for species’ survivalTwo-month-old Indian rhino Charlees, which is the Hindi name for Charlie, jogs around the habitat she shares with the rest of her herd during her public debut on March 20 at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Endemic to Southeast Asia, the Indian rhino, is listed as an endangered species with only about 2,800 individuals left in the wild.

Photo of the day: Baby rhino sparks hope for species’ survival
Two-month-old Indian rhino Charlees, which is the Hindi name for Charlie, jogs around the habitat she shares with the rest of her herd during her public debut on March 20 at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Endemic to Southeast Asia, the Indian rhino, is listed as an endangered species with only about 2,800 individuals left in the wild.

17

Jan

Captive rhino romance may be last hope for the endangered speciesVeterinarians in Malaysia want to introduce Puntung to Tam, a male Sumatran rhinoceros in the enclosure next door, in the hopes that they will breed.

Captive rhino romance may be last hope for the endangered species
Veterinarians in Malaysia want to introduce Puntung to Tam, a male Sumatran rhinoceros in the enclosure next door, in the hopes that they will breed.

08

Nov

Photo of the day: A critically endangered black rhino is airlifted by helicopter over rough terrain to a land vehicle as part of the WWF’s Black Rhino Range Expansion Project in South Africa. The helicopter trip lasts less than 10 minutes and removes the rhino from difficult and dangerous terrain before being transported by a land vehicle to a new home. The sleeping animals suffer no ill effect from the operation, according to the WWF.
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Photo of the day: A critically endangered black rhino is airlifted by helicopter over rough terrain to a land vehicle as part of the WWF’s Black Rhino Range Expansion Project in South Africa. The helicopter trip lasts less than 10 minutes and removes the rhino from difficult and dangerous terrain before being transported by a land vehicle to a new home. The sleeping animals suffer no ill effect from the operation, according to the WWF.

See more of these amazing photos.