Rhinoceros

Assam to raise new force for rhino protection

Assam to raise new force for rhino protection

 The Assam government is going to raise a new Special Rhino Protection Force (SRPF) for better protection of the one-horned rhinos in Assam, a Minister said on Saturday.

Jul 01, 2017, 23:39 PM IST

Malaysia seizes $3.1 million worth of rhino horns at airport

Malaysian authorities have seized about $3.1 million worth of rhinoceros horns flown in from Mozambique via Qatar, the latest seizure in Asia of products from endangered species to feed demand for traditional remedies.

Apr 10, 2017, 12:45 PM IST

Two rhinos poached in two days in Kaziranga National Park

The rhinoceros who are left very few in the world are the major attraction of the Kaziranga National Park.

Jan 28, 2016, 16:25 PM IST

Heaters, jaggery for Delhi Zoo animals as winter approaches

With winter knocking at Delhi's doors, zoo authorities here have installed heaters, bulbs and paddy straw seats in animal enclosures besides making available chunks of jaggery, healthy porridge and Indian gooseberry to the inmates.

Nov 01, 2015, 23:45 PM IST
Kenyan conservationists march for elephant, rhino protection

Kenyan conservationists march for elephant, rhino protection

Leading Kenyan wildlife conservation lobby groups on Saturday took part in the global march to galvanize support for protection of rhinos and elephants that are facing serious threats like poaching and depletion of their habitats.

Oct 04, 2015, 15:23 PM IST
Another rhino killed in Assam's Kaziranga park

Another rhino killed in Assam's Kaziranga park

Poachers have killed yet another one-horned rhino at the Kaziranga National Park in Assam but failed to take away the horn, an official said on Saturday.

Oct 03, 2015, 23:41 PM IST

Texas hunter shoots endangered Namibian rhino for $350,000

A US hunter who paid $350,000 to kill a black rhinoceros in Namibia successfully shot the animal on Monday, saying that his actions would help protect the critically-endangered species.

May 20, 2015, 19:11 PM IST
Rhino horn more valuable than gold, diamonds

Rhino horn more valuable than gold, diamonds

 Rhinoceros horn fetches poachers more than what one gets from comparable weight of gold or diamonds, a critical factor that is driving the extinction of one of the world's largest herbivores, says a new study.

May 16, 2015, 15:51 PM IST

Runaway rhino kills one, injures six in Nepal

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.

Mar 30, 2015, 15:08 PM IST

75 Rhinos killed by poachers since 2013

At least 75 rhinoceros have been killed by poachers across different forests in Assam since 2013, the state Assembly was informed Friday.

Mar 13, 2015, 19:27 PM IST

Scientists find 10,000-year-old woolly rhino carcass in Siberia

The frozen remains of a baby woolly rhinoceros over 10,000 years old, with its fur, eyes and horns still intact have been discovered on one of the coldest parts of northern Russia, a media report said on Friday.

Feb 27, 2015, 22:36 PM IST
Scientists hold emergency meeting to save endangered rhinos

Scientists hold emergency meeting to save endangered rhinos

Conservationists and scientists have held talks in Kenya this week to come up with a last ditch plan to save the northern white rhinoceros from extinction.

Jan 28, 2015, 21:28 PM IST
Rhino census in north West Bengal begins today

Rhino census in north West Bengal begins today

The officials of West Bengal forest department will from Monday begin a four-day-long census to estimate rhino population in Jaldapara National Park and Gorumara National Park. 

Jan 19, 2015, 09:21 AM IST

Rhino killed in Kaziranga National Park; toll 20

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.

Jul 18, 2014, 18:45 PM IST

Rhinoceros to be extinct by 2020

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.

Apr 14, 2014, 22:13 PM IST

Three held after rhino carcass without horn recovered in Kaziranga

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.

Nov 02, 2013, 18:57 PM IST

Need to check organised gangs in rhino poaching: WWF

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

Oct 07, 2013, 21:16 PM IST

`Bachelor` rhino of Mumbai leaves for Delhi Zoo

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

Aug 18, 2013, 21:07 PM IST

Over 500 rhinos killed in South Africa this year

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

Jul 25, 2013, 11:05 AM IST

Scientists divided over trade in rhinoceros horns

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.

Mar 12, 2013, 11:13 AM IST