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Rhino killed in Kaziranga National Park; toll 20

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 18:45

A male adult rhino was killed and its horn taken away by poachers in Kaziranga National Park in Assam in the wee hours today taking the rhino toll to 20 this year, said a forest official.

Rhinoceros to be extinct by 2020

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 22:13

Despite the increasing public awareness of the dangers of illegal poaching on endangered animal species, the number of animals that are poached around the world seems to be increasing according to recent reports. The incessant selfishness of human beings has threatened the survival of wildlife animals. The animal which is getting close to the verge of extinction is the rhinoceros.

Three held after rhino carcass without horn recovered in Kaziranga

Last Updated: Saturday, November 02, 2013, 18:57

Three persons were arrested after the carcass of a male rhino, without its horn, was recovered from the Kaziranga National Park, forest department sources said on Saturday.

Need to check organised gangs in rhino poaching: WWF

Last Updated: Monday, October 07, 2013, 21:16

As per figures till March 2013, there were only 3,500 rhinos in Asia (compared to over 25,000 across Africa).

`Bachelor` rhino of Mumbai leaves for Delhi Zoo

Last Updated: Sunday, August 18, 2013, 21:07

Shiva, the lone male rhinoceros at the Veermata Jijabai Bhonsle Udyan in Byculla here, was on Sunday sent to Delhi`s National Zoological Park.

Over 500 rhinos killed in South Africa this year

Last Updated: Thursday, July 25, 2013, 11:05

At least 515 endangered rhinoceros have been poached so far this year in South Africa, the government said.

Drones deployed to protect rhinos at Kaziranga

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 11:43

Aerial surveillance drones will be used by wildlife authorities at the Kaziranga National Park in Assam to protect the one-horned rhinoceros from poachers.

Scientists divided over trade in rhinoceros horns

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 11:13

Scientists are divided over whether the trade in rhinoceros parts should be legalized to halt the trafficking that threatens to push the species into extinction.

Nearly 600 rhinos killed in South Africa this year

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 16:27

South Africa has lost a total of 588 rhinos to poaching since January, state-run news agency SA News reported.

Another rhino in Kaziranga shot at, horn chopped off

Last Updated: Thursday, September 27, 2012, 14:31

The rhino, which was shot at and its horn chopped off by suspected poachers, is battling for life and forest veterinarians are attending to it.

Nepal to step up efforts to protect rhinoceros

Last Updated: Friday, July 06, 2012, 10:56

Encouraged by the increase in one-horned rhino population in the country, Nepal has decided to step up collaborative efforts to protect the endangered species against poachers.

Rhinoceros in Dudhwa Tiger Reserve get unique ID

Last Updated: Thursday, May 31, 2012, 22:01

For the first time in the country, rhinoceros in Dudhwa Tiger Reserve now have unique identity numbers, to keep a close watch over the movements.