Captive rhinos face metabolic disorders in zoos
Captive rhinos face metabolic disorders in zoos

Captive black rhinos in zoos are facing a bizarre situation. The food served to them is good but the rich diet may put them at high risk for two common health problems: inflammation and insulin resistance.

UN body warns against rhino poaching
UN body warns against rhino poaching

Great One-Horned Rhinos in Assam's Manas Wildlife Sanctuary is faced with threat of extinction within 30 years if the authorities fail to crack down on poaching with all the powers at their disposal, warns a UN body.

Global summit in Botswana tackles illegal wildlife trade

Politicians, activists and conservation experts meeting in Botswana on Wednesday vowed to fight the booming illegal wildlife trade that is decimating populations of elephants, rhinos and other threatened species.

Kaziranga National Park sees rise in rhino poaching; 9 killed this year
Kaziranga National Park sees rise in rhino poaching; 9 killed this year

Nine rhinos have been killed in Kaziranga National Park in Assam this year, a new report has said.

Assam Governor expresses concern over rhino poaching
Assam Governor expresses concern over rhino poaching

Assam Governor Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya Monday expressed concern over rhino poaching and said that all measures would be taken to protect the world famous one-horn animal.

Experts across Asia for collaboration to achieve zero poaching

Officials and experts from 13 tiger range countries including India are discussing ways to combat poaching - a multi-billion dollar industry - during a regional symposium that kicked off here this week.

Three rhinos found dead in Bengal national park

Three rhino deaths were reported in the past week in north-west Bengal's Jaldapara National Park, a forest official said Sunday.

Rhino census in north Bengal to begin Monday

A four-day-long census to ascertain rhino population in Jaldapara National Park and Gorumara National Park in north West Bengal will begin Monday, a forest official said.

Poaching-weary S.Africa mulls legalising rhino horn trade
Poaching-weary S.Africa mulls legalising rhino horn trade

Pelham Jones bought his first rhinos for a private game park in South Africa some 25 years ago, completing his collection of the "Big Five" animals that visitors especially want to see.

Ivory poaching could make elephants, rhinos extinct within 20 yrs
Ivory poaching could make elephants, rhinos extinct within 20 yrs

Conservation campaigners have let out the warning that due to poaching of ivory, elephants and rhinos could be wiped out within the next two decades.

New cricket match altitude record set on `roof of Africa`
New cricket match altitude record set on `roof of Africa`

A group of international cricketers on Friday set a new record for the highest-ever match with a lung busting effort at the top of Kilimanjaro.

Two rhinos from Kaziranga translocated to Manas

Two rhinos who were being nursed at the Kaziranga reserve Tuesday began their journey to Manas National Park with officials deciding to go ahead with their translocation.

Elephant escorts, special teams fail to save injured rhino

Elephant escorts stood guard and special teams monitored his wounds but the injuries inflicted by other rhinos during a fight proved too much for a 11-year-old rhino that died in Salukapur area here.

Ranchi Rhinos beat Delhi Waveriders 1-0

Ashley Jackson helped Ranchi Rhinos beat Delhi Waveriders 1-0 in their second outing in the Hockey India League here on Monday.

156 rhinos killed by poachers in last ten years in Assam

Altogether 156 rhinos were killed, including 40 during the current year alone, by poachers in Assam, a senior minister said.

Kaziranga National Park opens for tourists

The Kaziranga National Park (KNP), famed for its one-horned rhinos, opened to tourists Friday after it was routinely closed in May last before the onset of monsoons.

India urged to increase park security to protect rhinos

Concerned over growing incidents of poaching of rhinos, five Asian rhino range nations in a resolution asked India to take measures, including increased level of security to wildlife parks, to protect the vulnerable species.

Leonardo DiCaprio launches campaign to save rhinos and elephants

Leonardo DiCaprio helped World Wildlife Fund (WWF) launch a new animal rights campaign, the “Hands Off My Parts” initiative, on Monday.

39 rhinos killed in 10 months in Kaziranga Park

The death of 39 rhinos in and around the world-famous Kaziranga National Park in less than 10 months has brought to the fore the threat faced by the endangered animal.

19 rhinos killed in recent Assam floods

A total of 631 animals, including 19 rhinos, died in the recent floods in Kaziranga National Park of Assam, the Rajya Sabha was informed today.