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Mutilated rhino in South Africa on long road to recovery

Bela-bela - Sedated, blindfolded, her ears plugged with cotton-wool, "Hope" the rhino breathes heavily as veterinarians work to repair a gaping wound left by poachers who hacked off her horns.

African rhinos to be flown to Australia to escape poachers

Johanesburg - A retired South African sales executive who emigrated to Australia 30 years ago is hatching a daring plan to airlift 80 rhinos to his adopted country in a bid to save the species from poachers.

Birth of rare Sumatran rhino hailed as major boost

Jakarta - The rare birth of a Sumatran rhino in Indonesia has been hailed a victory for the critically endangered species, which has been almost wiped out in the wild by poaching and habitat destruction.

Rare Sumatran rhino born in Indonesia

Jakarta - A Sumatran rhino gave birth to a female calf at a sanctuary in Indonesia on Thursday, taking the critically endangered species a step further away from extinction.

Rare Sumatran rhino born in Indonesia

Jakarta - A Sumatran rhino gave birth to a female calf at a sanctuary in Indonesia on Thursday, taking the critically endangered species a step further away from extinction.

Rare Sumatran rhino born in Indonesia

Jakarta - A Sumatran rhino gave birth to a female calf at a sanctuary in Indonesia on Thursday, taking the critically endangered species a step further away from extinction.

Indian police arrest forest guards over rhino poaching

Guwahati - Indian police said Tuesday they have arrested four forest guards on suspicion of helping to cover up rhino poaching in a national park visited by Britain's Prince William and his wife last month.

Sumatran rhino dies weeks after landmark discovery

Jakarta - A critically endangered Sumatran rhino has died weeks after its chance discovery on the Indonesian part of Borneo island was hailed as a landmark conservation success, an official said Tuesday.

Prehistoric Siberian 'unicorn' rhino challenges scientists

Tomsk - Scientists have long been fascinated with this bizarre-looking rhinoceros that likely had an enormous horn, earning the creature the nickname "Siberian unicorn." It was previously thought this huge rhinoceros became extinct 350,000 years ago.

First contact in decades with rare rhino in Indonesia's Borneo

Jakarta - Environmentalists have made physical contact with a Sumatran rhino on the Indonesian part of Borneo island for the first time in over 40 years, the WWF said Wednesday, hailing a "major conservation success".

Two Italians killed in Zimbabwe on anti-poaching patrol

Harare - An Italian father and son who lived in Zimbabwe were shot dead by a wildlife ranger while on an anti-poaching patrol in an apparent case of mistaken identity, a safari industry representative said Monday.

Night-flying drones combat Africa's poaching problem

Wildlife conservationists fighting poaching in Africa are being assisted from on high — by unmanned aerial drones that expose poachers. The drones are also helping to stabilize the tourism industry, which has been severely impacted by wildlife deaths.

South African private army protects world's largest rhino farm

- The world's largest rhino farm looks like a vast fortress and is guarded by a private army.

1,175 rhinos killed by poachers in S.Africa last year

Pretoria - Nearly 1,200 rhinos were killed by poachers in South Africa last year, officials said Thursday, a slight decrease on 2014, but another year of carnage fuelled by Asian-led demand for their horn.

S.African judge lifts domestic ban on rhino horn trade

Pretoria - A South African judge on Thursday lifted a domestic ban on trade in rhino horns, in a direct challenge to government policy put in place in 2009 to try to stem rocketing poaching numbers.

Video: Baby rhino explores its new habitat

San Diego - A short video of a newborn rhino has gone viral on Facebook. The clip shows the young rhino exploring his new surroundings.

Rare white lion gives birth to four cubs at Toronto Zoo

Toronto - The white lion population at the Toronto Zoo has increased by four recently with the birth of four adorable — and vociferous cubs. White lioness Makali gave birth to two of the youngsters Saturday, Sept. 26, and then two more the following day.

Sumatran rhino declared extinct in Malaysia

The Sumatran rhino has been declared extinct by a recently published study and now their survival depends on fewer than 100 rhinos in Indonesia.

S.Africa's top poacher-hunting pooch flies into battle

- Barking and snarling in his cage, "Killer" -- South Africa's most successful poacher-catching canine -- looks ready for another helicopter mission tracking down armed hunters who slaughter rhinos for their horns.

Runaway rhino kills one, injures six in Nepal

Kathmandu - A rhinoceros that had wandered off a wildlife reserve rampaged through a town in central Nepal on Monday, leaving one woman dead and six people injured, police said.

'Horrific' record 1,020 rhino killed in South Africa

Johanesburg - A record 1,020 rhinos have been poached in South Africa this year, the government said Thursday, scuppering multiple efforts by authorities to curb the slaughter of the endangered species.

Billionaire’s donation aims to put poachers on the run

Dar Es Salam - Howard G. Buffett, the son of investment guru Warren Buffett, has pledged to provide a helicopter for anti-poaching activities in Tanzania. The aircraft will be deployed initially at the Selous Game Reserve.

Poaching South Africa: 146 Rhinos killed since start of the year

Cape Town - South Africa has lost 146 Rhinos to poachers between 1 January and 26 February this year, equalling 2,6 animals per day. This is substantially more than 7 years ago, when 13 Rhinos were illegally killed in the course of the entire year.

Suspected ivory smuggler in Kenya facing life due to new law

Nairobi - Tang Yong Jian, who was allegedly attempting to smuggle raw ivory out of Kenya to China, may face life imprisonment and a $230,000 fine if convicted. The new punishments are part of Kenya’s new Wildlife Act of 2013.

Illegal rhino killing increases

More white rhinos were illegally killed by poachers in South Africa during 2013 than in any previous year, according to official government figures.

Rhino poaching in Africa reaches all-time high

Pretoria - Two rhinos are killed every day in South Africa alone and if this continues, 1,000 of the magnificent creatures could be killed by the end of the year.

South Africa eyeing one-off sale of part of $1bn rhino stockpile

South Africa's environment minister said Wednesday that the country is seeking permission to sell off part of its rhino horn stockpile, valued at over $1 billion, in order to finance conservation and flood a thriving black market.

The Smuggling Route For South African Rhino Horn

The killing of the world's endangered rhinoceros has increased at a rate of 50% in only 5 years. It takes only 48 hours for smuggling syndicates to get rhino horn from the time of the kill, out of South Africa and into Asian markets.

Op-Ed: Will rhino horn ban be lifted, following increased slaughter?

Bangkok - Rhino poachers have been busy in 2013. It is only early March and already there are reports of 146 animals illegally killed this year. In 2012, 668 Rhinos were illegally killed.

Kenyans look to the use of drones to prevent white rhino poaching

To make up for the lack of manpower to protect the Northern White Rhinos of Africa, the Ol Pageta Conservancy is looking to use surveillance drones.
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Rhino in South Africa s Kruger National Park  which is most affected by the poaching problem
Rhino in South Africa's Kruger National Park, which is most affected by the poaching problem
Black Rhinos in Ngorongoro Crater  Tanzania -  a Red List critically endangered species
Black Rhinos in Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania - a Red List critically endangered species
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Aleskandr Banderov and friend with 'Sasha'
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South Africa is home to the highest population count of rhinos in the world.
South Africa is home to the highest population count of rhinos in the world.
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Two black rhinos (mother and calf) in Lewa  central Kenya.
Two black rhinos (mother and calf) in Lewa, central Kenya.
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Rhino on private reserve in Mpumalanga, Mpumalanga.
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Rhino in South Africa s Kruger National Park  which is most affected by the poaching problem
Rhino in South Africa's Kruger National Park, which is most affected by the poaching problem
Baby woolly rhino on display at the Academy of Sciences  Republic of Sakha
Baby woolly rhino on display at the Academy of Sciences, Republic of Sakha
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