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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.

What led to Ice Age megafauna extinctions

Last Updated: Thursday, February 06, 2014, 12:07

Researchers have said that the gut content from permafrozen woolly rhinos, mammoth and other extinct ice age mammals could help reveal what led to this extinction.

Two rhinos from Kaziranga translocated to Manas

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 21:37

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 15:26

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.

Defending champions Rhinos take on Wizards in HIL on Sunday

Last Updated: Saturday, January 25, 2014, 22:56

Defending champions Ranchi Rhinos will kickstart their campaign against Uttar Pradesh Wizards in the second edition of the Hero Hockey India League here on Sunday.

156 rhinos killed by poachers in last ten years in Assam

Last Updated: Saturday, December 21, 2013, 19:56

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

Two rhinos killed, horns removed in Orang National Park

Last Updated: Sunday, November 10, 2013, 22:35

Two one-horned rhinoceros were killed and their horns removed by poachers in Assam`s Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park, taking the total number of rhinos killed in the state to 41 during the year.

Kaziranga National Park opens for tourists

Last Updated: Friday, November 01, 2013, 17:56

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

Last Updated: Sunday, October 06, 2013, 11:04

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.

WWF ties up with bookstore chain to save one-horn

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 15:34

To save the endangered one-horned rhinoceros in Assam from extinction, WWF-India has tied up with a bookstore for raising funds and increasing public consciousness on the issue.

Second edition of HIL from Jan 23

Last Updated: Friday, June 07, 2013, 14:15

The second edition of the Hockey India League (HIL) will be played from January 23 to February 23 next year. A new team will be added to make it a six franchise based tournament, Hockey India announced on Friday.

Translocated rhinos give birth in Manas National Park

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 18:04

Two translocated rhinos to the Manas National Park from other sanctuaries in the state have given birth.