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Rhino believed to be 'world's oldest' dies aged 57 in Tanzania

Dec 29, 2019 - 8:42 AM

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority says Fausta, 'lived longer than any rhino in the world and survived in the Ngorongoro, free-ranging, for more than 54 years'

File photo of black rhino from Shutterstock

Malaysia's last known Sumatran rhino dies

Nov 24, 2019 - 4:50 PM

Iman, the last Sumatran rhino in Malaysia, dies of cancer

World's oldest captive white rhino dies in French zoo

Nov 14, 2019 - 11:04 PM

Save the Rhino says around 20,000 southern white rhinos – Sana's tribe – are left in the world

SANA. In this file photo taken on October 14, 2017 Sana, a female white rhino strolls through its enclosure at the La Planete Sauvage zoological park in Port-Saint-Pere, western France. File photo by Loic Venance/AFP

Scientists a step closer to saving northern white rhino from extinction

Aug 24, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Eggs are harvested from Najin, 30, and daughter Fatu, 19, the last two northern white rhinos left on the planet

Najin (foreground), 30, and daughter Fatu, 19, two female northern white rhinos, the last two northern white rhinos left on the planet, graze in their secured paddock on August 23, 2019 at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Nanyuki, 147 kilometres north of the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. - Veterinarians have successfully harvested eggs from the last two surviving northern white rhinos, taking them one step closer to bringing the species back from the brink of extinction, scientists said in Kenya on August 23. Science is the only hope for the northern white rhino after the death last year of the last male, named Sudan, at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya where the groundbreaking procedure was carried out August 22, 2019. (Photo by TONY KARUMBA / AFP)

Vietnam seizes 125 kilos of rhino horn hidden in plaster

Jul 28, 2019 - 3:02 PM

The 125-kilogram (275 pound) haul of rhino horn discovered at Hanoi's Noi Bai airport on July 25 is found after the carefully-disguised shipment arouses suspicion

RHINO HORN. This picture from the Vietnam News Agency taken on July 25, 2019 and released on July 27, 2019 shows customs officials at Noi Bai International Airport removing smuggled rhino horn pieces from packaging in Hanoi. Photo by Vietnam News Agency/AFP

Malaysia's last male Sumatran rhino dies – officials

May 27, 2019 - 7:05 PM

The cause of the animal's death is not immediately clear, but previous media reports have suggested it was suffering from kidney and liver problems

ENDANGERED. Once found as far away as eastern India and throughout Malaysia, the Sumatran rhino has been almost wiped out, with fewer than 80 left, according to the World Wildlife Fund. Rhino file photo from Shutterstock

Hong Kong seizes $1 million in rhino horns after record airport haul

Feb 15, 2019 - 2:22 PM

The haul – worth some HK$8 million – is transported brazenly through the terminal in two cardboard boxes, the customs department says

SEIZED. In this handout photo released by Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department on February 14, 2019 and received on February 15, rhino horns seized by customs officials are display in Hong Kong. Photo by Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department/AFP

Child enters U.S. rhino enclosure, treated in hospital

Jan 02, 2019 - 9:03 AM

The two-year-old slips into a Florida zoo's rhino enclosure on New Year's Day

CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. Javan rhinos are shy creatures whose folds of loose skin give the appearance of wearing armour plating. Photo from Shutterstock

Indonesia tsunami raises fears for endangered Javan rhino

Dec 28, 2018 - 8:13 PM

Conservationists continue to find another habitat for the critically endangered Javan rhinos which are now believed to have less than 70 living species

CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. Javan rhinos are shy creatures whose folds of loose skin give the appearance of wearing armour plating. Photo from Shutterstock

2018 top science stories: Rhino skeleton, climate change, and Lego heads

Dec 28, 2018 - 2:00 PM

As we wrap up 2018, the Mind Movers of the Mind Museum write about some of this year's most important science stories

How a plan to save Kenya's rhino left 11 dead in historic blunder

Aug 30, 2018 - 12:45 PM

Eleven of Kenya's precious black rhinos were transferred to a new home in what was supposed to be a routine operation in a country fabled for its conservation. So how did all of them end up dead?

SAVING RHINOS. Kenya's Tourism and Wildlife Minister Najib Balala (L) looks on as Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) personnel subdue a sedated black rhinoceros at the Nairobi National Park on June 26, 2018 as they prepare to translocate it to Tsavo National Park where some 11 of the critically endangered animals were translocated from Nairobi and Nakuru and ended up dead due to harsh conditions. File photo by Tony Karumba/AFP

Pregnancy of southern white rhino at U.S. zoo could save subspecies

May 18, 2018 - 12:35 PM

Artificial insemination of rhinos has rarely been attempted in zoos and there have only a few births from this procedure in the past

Last male northern white rhino dies in Kenya – keepers

Mar 20, 2018 - 3:33 PM

Theoretically, the death of the last male northern white rhino, named Sudan, assures the extinction of this subspecies of rhino

SUDAN. In this file photo, a caregiver calms Sudan, the last known male of the northern white rhinoceros subspecies, on December 5, 2016, at the Ol Pejeta conservancy in Laikipia County. File photo by Tony Karumba/AFP

Rare one-horned rhino killed by poachers in Nepal

Apr 09, 2017 - 5:15 PM

The male rhino is found with its horn gouged out in Chitwan National Park

News Briefs: February 27, 2017

Feb 27, 2017 - 11:55 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Monday February 27

Wildlife meeting weighs how to save endangered species

Sep 24, 2016 - 11:30 AM

The plight of Africa s rhino and elephants targeted for their horns and tusks is expected to dominate much of the 12 day meeting

Value of environmental crime at record-high $258B – report

Jun 04, 2016 - 11:02 AM

Environmental crime is the world’s 4th largest criminal enterprise after drug smuggling counterfeiting and human trafficking

ILLEGAL LOGGING. This picture taken in a forest close to Rantoe Panjang Bidari village, East Aceh on April 21, 2016 shows Indonesian policemen conducting an operation to crack down on illegal logging.  File photo by AFP

LOOK: Rare rhino born in Indonesia takes breed one step away from extinction

May 13, 2016 - 1:19 PM

Births of Sumatran rhinos in captivity are rare The birth was only the fifth of a Sumatran rhino in a breeding facility

BABY RHINO. This handout photo from International Rhino Foundation taken on May 12, 2016 shows a female rhino named Ratu (L) with her calf (R) born on May 12 at their sanctuary in Lampung. AFP PHOTO / International Rhino Foundation (IRF) / STEPHEN BELCHER

Critically endangered Sumatran rhino dies weeks after landmark discovery

Apr 06, 2016 - 10:55 AM

This is a very valuable lesson that shows saving a rhino can be very difficult and needs the support of experts

ENDANGERED. This photo show a file photo of a Sumatran rhino, previously believed to be extinct. Photo by AFP

Believed to be extinct, environmentalists make first contact in decades with rhino in Borneo

Mar 23, 2016 - 5:03 PM

The contact with the rhino comes after environmentalists discovered in 2013 that the Sumatran rhino was not extinct on Indonesian Borneo – as had long been thought – when hidden cameras captured images of the animals

ENDANGERED. This photo show a file photo of a Sumatran rhino, previously believed to be extinct. Photo by AFP

Male rhino arrives in Indonesia to mate with his endangered species

Nov 02, 2015 - 9:30 PM

We hope he will be able to breed and boost the Sumatran rhino population here

MATING MISSION. Harapan the Sumatran rhino is flown from the United States to Indonesia, in hopes of him mating with his critically endangered species. Photo from AFP/Cincinnati Zoo

The wRap Indonesia: No apology from Jokowi, pregnant Sumatran rhino

Sep 23, 2015 - 6:00 AM

Jokowi is set to visit the United States to meet his counterpart in October an endangered Sumatran rhino is pregnant and other top news from Indonesia and around the world

WHAT APOLOGY? Jokowi has no plans to apologize for the September 30 movement. Photo by AFP/Istana Presiden

Critically endangered Sumatran rhino is pregnant

Sep 22, 2015 - 11:28 PM

A rare Sumatran rhino in Indonesia is pregnant with her second baby and is expected to give birth in May raising new hope for the critically endangered species

The wRap Indonesia: VP hospitalized, economic stimulus unveiled

Sep 10, 2015 - 6:02 AM

The Vice President is hospitalized for heart disease the government announces its new economic policy package and other top news in Indonesia

ECONOMIC STIMULUS. President Joko Widodo and key policymakers announce the government's economic policy package. Photo by AFP

Spotted baby rhinos in Indonesia raise hopes for world's rarest rhino

Sep 09, 2015 - 1:18 PM

One female calf and two males were spotted in recent months in Ujung Kulon park on Java island and were all likely born in the past year

RARE SPECIES. In this undated handout picture released by Ujung Kulon national park on December 30, 2011, a Javan rhino, the rarest in the world, is seen at night. Photo from AFP

Scientists hold emergency meeting to save endangered rhinos

Jan 28, 2015 - 8:37 PM

There are only 5 northern whites left on the planet: 3 live in a 700 acre enclosure on the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in central Kenya while the other 2 are kept in zoos in the Czech Republic and the US

Shango, baby white rhinoceros is pictured at the zoological park of the eastern French city of Amneville, eastern France, on December 11, 2014. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN

Thousands march worldwide for rhino, elephant protection

Oct 05, 2014 - 9:27 AM

The protests dubbed the Global March for Elephants and Rhinos took place in 136 cities and towns across six continents

Amazing Spider-Man 2 hits P112.6M on first 2 days

May 04, 2014 - 10:11 AM

Spider man takes off in the Philippines earning impressive figures in its first two days at the theaters

RHINO TALK. Spider-Man has a talk with a friendly neighborhood villain, which eventually takes a violent turn. Picture courtesy of Columbia Pictures.

'Hipster' Harry Osborn and what you didn't know about 'Spider-Man 2'

Apr 30, 2014 - 1:22 PM

Who was cut from the movie? How long did it take to transform into the Green Goblin? What did Jamie Foxx s daughter say about his roles? Answers here

S.Africa rhino poaching up, with 277 killed this year

Apr 10, 2014 - 2:30 AM

Illegal hunting is up more than a third compared to the same time a year ago when 203 of the giant animals were slaughtered by poachers the ministry said

PROTECTED. In this file photo, a white rhino and her calf on a game farm in the Waterberg district, some 350km north-west of Johannesburg, South Africa, 08 September 2010. EPA/Jon Hrusa

3 Chinese in Tanzanian court over ivory haul

Nov 09, 2013 - 10:28 PM

The Asian black market for rhino horn and elephant tusks used in traditional medicine has driven a boom in poaching across Africa

HUNTED. Rhinos continue to be illegally poached for their precious horns used for traditional medicine in Asia

WebHits: Forever Wild, YouTube Interventions

Aug 01, 2013 - 8:29 AM

Forever Wild re uploads popular YouTube videos and inserts facts about rhino poaching

India uses drones to fight rhino poaching

Apr 08, 2013 - 11:33 PM

The unmanned aerial vehicle allows access into previously unreachable areas and a safe view of illegal activities on the ground

668 rhinos slaughtered

Jan 10, 2013 - 10:53 PM

Demand for their horns continue to surge on the black market in Asia