Even two-tonne, spike-horned, armor-skinned rhinos need a helping hand sometimes.
Fortunately, they can rely on one committed defender: eight-year-old Alyssa Carter.
"When I heard that rhinos were being killed, they were my favorite animals and I wanted to start this," says the elementary school pupil. Her campaign, Alyssa's Save the Rhinos, has raised thousands of dollars to protect her favorite animal -- South Africa's poacher-threatened rhinoceros -- and fund an innovative scheme aimed at tracking the hunters who would do them harm....
Two suspected rhino horn smugglers were arrested inside the Kruger National Park on Tuesday morning, the Hawks said. "[The Hawks] have arrested two suspects allegedly involved in the transportation of stolen vehicles across [the park], smuggling of rhino horns and explosives," said Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi. A large sum of money was seized from the men, aged 36 and 39, who were thought to be part of a syndicate. Both men were out on bail for crimes in Mpumalanga and the Eastern Cape. They would appear in the Phalaborwa Magistrate's Court on Wednesday. -Sapa
Thandi, the rhino that survived an attack by poachers almost three years ago, has given birth to a calf, much to the delight of her caretakers at Kariega Game Reserve outside Port Elizabeth in South Africa's Eastern Cape province.
South Africa said that it had moved around 100 rhinos to unspecified neighbouring states as part of efforts to stem the illicit slaughter of the animals for their horns. Home to around 80 per cent of the global rhino population, South Africa is at the epicentre of a poaching crisis. Government...
The Save the Rhino Trust (SRT) has launched an internal investigation after the Board was presented with a letter mid-December outlining possible collusion between some staff members and poachers who have killed at least 17 critically endangered Kunene black rhinos since late 2012. The crisis at the SRT is, however, just part of a larger one in anti-poaching law enforcement and natural resource management in the so-called ‘Big Three’ communal conservancies - Palmwag, Abenab and Sesfontein - in Namibia's southern Kunene. By JOHN GROBLER.
In the fourth episode of the second season of "VICE," Thomas Morton heads to Syria to take a look at the front line of the battle for a Kurdish state, and Vikram Gandhi traces the illicit rhino horn trade.