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Endangered black rhino born in French zoo

La Teste-de-buch - A critically endangered black rhino has been born in a French zoo, authorities said on Thursday.The male calf, which does not yet have a name, was born on December 6 at the Bassin d'Arcachon Zoo in southwestern La Teste-de-Buch.

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.'

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.

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.

€500,000 Rhino exhibits stolen from Irish museum were uninsured

Dublin - On the night of April 17, rhino heads and horns estimated to be worth €500,000 were stolen by a masked gang of raiders who broke into Ireland’s National Museum Archives. It now transpires the rhino heads and horns were not insured.

Chainsaw used to hack tusks from Paris museum’s elephant exhibit

Paris - Police in Paris last night arrested a 20 year old man after an attempt was made to steal the ivory from an elephant on display at the French capital’s Museum of Natural History by cutting of the tusks from the exhibit with a chainsaw.

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.

Prince William makes impassioned plea to save endangered species

Bangkok - Representatives of 177 countries gathering in Bangkok for the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, (CITES), received support, yesterday, from Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, second in line to the British Crown.

Photo shows tourist moments before she was gored by rhinoceros

A photo shows Chantal Beyer, 24, a safari tourist in South Africa, the moment before a rhino gored her from behind. Beyer poses with her husband while on a safari tour in South Africa.

Is the African Rhinoceros condemned to extinction?

Were it not for the intervention of conservationists in the late 1980s, the African Black rhinoceros would have been extinct. Sadly, today, as the demand for rhino horn increases, the imminent extinction of this ancient animal seems more likely.

Zoo worker grows marijuana in rhinoceros den

A zoo employee in Austria lost his job after it was discovered that he was growing marijuana inside the rhinoceros enclosure.

Rhino Dung - The Perfect Christmas Gift For That Person That Has Everything

You know that person, the one on your list that has everything? Another necktie or cashmere sweater just isn't gonna cut it. How about a nice pile of rhino dung, attractively mounted in a trophy case. Imagine the joy!
 

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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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Rhino charging safari vehicle
Rhino charging safari vehicle
Rhino charging safari vehicle
Rhino charging safari vehicle
Rhino charging safari vehicle
Rhino charging safari vehicle
Rhino mother and calf sleeping in South Africa s Kruger National Park  which is most affected by the...
Rhino mother and calf sleeping in South Africa's Kruger National Park, which is most affected by the poaching problem
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Rhino charging safari vehicle
Rhino charging safari vehicle
Rhino charging safari vehicle
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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
Rhino charging safari vehicle
Rhino charging safari vehicle
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
Rhino charging safari vehicle
Rhino charging safari vehicle

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