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Woman held at S.Africa airport for rhino horn smuggling

Johanesburg - South African police Wednesday arrested a 24-year-old woman with 20 kilogrammes of rhino horn before boarding a flight bound for Hong Kong, a spokesman said.The woman whose nationality has not been revealed, was detained at Johannesburg's O.R.

Malaysia seizes big shipment of rhino horns at airport

Sepang - Enforcement officials in Malaysia have seized 18 rhinoceros horns imported from Mozambique, weighing 51.4 kg and worth 13.7 million ringgit ($3.1 million), a senior customs official said Monday.

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

- All 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 far west in the hope of shoring up the vulnerable species.

Czech zoo saws horns off rhinos after French killing

Prague - A Czech zoo said Tuesday it had begun to saw off the horns from its herd of rare rhinos after a brutal attack in a French zoo where poachers shot dead a white rhino and hacked off its horns.

Czech zoo to saw off rhino horns after French killing

Prague - A Czech zoo said Tuesday it would use a chainsaw to remove the horns from its herd of rare rhinos after a brutal attack last week in a French zoo where poachers shot dead a white rhino and hacked off its horns.

Belgian zoo shortens rhinos' horns after French killing

Brussels - A Belgian zoo said Saturday it will shorten its rhinos' horns as an anti-poaching measure following the grisly killing of a white rhino in France this week.

Zoo rhino killing hints at new European avenue for poachers

Paris - This week's brutal killing of a rhino in its enclosure at a French zoo points to a new European frontier for greedy poachers that must be closed as a matter of urgency, environmentalists and officials say.

Rhinos return to same location to poop, and for good reason

White rhinos return to the same communal spot to poo, according to a new study. This allows the animals to pick up information about each other from the dung. The area acts as a type of 'social network.'

The fight to save Earth's smallest rhino in Sumatra's jungles

Indonesia - Deep from within the Indonesian jungle a solitary, seldom seen forest giant emerges from the undergrowth.It is a Sumatran rhino, one of the rarest large mammals on Earth.

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.
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