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22

Apr

How Google Glass is saving rhinosWorld Wildlife Fund teams up with Google to create an app that allows field researchers to study threatened animal species. Rhinos in Nepal are the first creatures to be studied.

How Google Glass is saving rhinos
World Wildlife Fund teams up with Google to create an app that allows field researchers to study threatened animal species. Rhinos in Nepal are the first creatures to be studied.

20

Mar

Baby rhino goes on daily runs with her rescuersShangi, a baby white rhino was left injured and orphaned after poachers killed her mother and put a bullet in her head. She was rescued by wildlife veterinarian Cobus Raath whose team nursed her back to health and now runs with her to help her get exercise. WATCH. Although adult rhinos can weigh more than 3,500 pounds, they can reach speeds of up to 25 mph.

Baby rhino goes on daily runs with her rescuers
Shangi, a baby white rhino was left injured and orphaned after poachers killed her mother and put a bullet in her head. She was rescued by wildlife veterinarian Cobus Raath whose team nursed her back to health and now runs with her to help her get exercise. WATCH.
 
Although adult rhinos can weigh more than 3,500 pounds, they can reach speeds of up to 25 mph.

14

Mar

Record number of rhinos poached in 2013Poachers killed more than 1,000 protected rhinoceroses throughout South Africa in 2013, dwarfing the country’s previous record of 668 rhino slayings set in 2012.

Record number of rhinos poached in 2013
Poachers killed more than 1,000 protected rhinoceroses throughout South Africa in 2013, dwarfing the country’s previous record of 668 rhino slayings set in 2012.

10

Oct

Nat Geo special ‘Chasing Rhinos’ puts poachers in the crosshairsHost Billy Bush tells MNN that the experience ‘put my whole life in perspective.’

Nat Geo special ‘Chasing Rhinos’ puts poachers in the crosshairs
Host Billy Bush tells MNN that the experience ‘put my whole life in perspective.’

26

Sep

Record number of rhinos poached in 2013A staggering 688 rhinoceroses have been killed across South Africa this year, already surpassing last year’s gruesome benchmark for the endangered animals.

Record number of rhinos poached in 2013
A staggering 688 rhinoceroses have been killed across South Africa this year, already surpassing last year’s gruesome benchmark for the endangered animals.

22

Jul

To save species, zoo may mate rhino siblingsAs the endangered Sumatran rhinoceros teeters near extinction, scientists are racing to maintain a premier captive breeding population at the Cincinnati Zoo.

To save species, zoo may mate rhino siblings
As the endangered Sumatran rhinoceros teeters near extinction, scientists are racing to maintain a premier captive breeding population at the Cincinnati Zoo.

10

Dec

OMG letter-writing campaign seeks to save rhinos from extinctionThe kids behind the nonprofit One More Generation hope to send South African President Jacob Zuma 1,000 letters from around the world.

OMG letter-writing campaign seeks to save rhinos from extinction
The kids behind the nonprofit One More Generation hope to send South African President Jacob Zuma 1,000 letters from around the world.

18

Oct

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Rhino calf suckling (by MAC-Kenya)

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Rhino calf suckling (by MAC-Kenya)

21

Sep

A celebration of World Rhino Day: Through a photographer’s lensSept. 22 is World Rhino Day. While a great deal will be written about poaching, dehorning and the myth of Eastern medicine, this photographer makes some noise with tales of up-close encounters of the rhinoceros kind.

A celebration of World Rhino Day: Through a photographer’s lens
Sept. 22 is World Rhino Day. While a great deal will be written about poaching, dehorning and the myth of Eastern medicine, this photographer makes some noise with tales of up-close encounters of the rhinoceros kind.

13

Sep

Poachers kill 100 South Africa rhinos in 2 monthsThe rate of the slaughter likely means that the year’s final tally will pass last year’s carnage of 448 animals poached.

Poachers kill 100 South Africa rhinos in 2 months
The rate of the slaughter likely means that the year’s final tally will pass last year’s carnage of 448 animals poached.