Senators from Minnesota, Wisconsin and Wyoming yesterday introduced the “War on Wolves Act,” a companion bill to legislation introduced last week in the House that would strip federal protections from wolves and allow trophy hunting and trapping of the species in four states.
A rhinoceros at a zoo near Paris was shot three times in the head on Monday night by poachers who then cut off its horn with a chainsaw. The four-year-old rhinoceros, named Vince, was found dead by keepers at Thoiry Zoo, to the west of the French capital.
South Africa is home to some of the world’s most endangered animals suffering in silence. President of the Pre-Vet Society, Amber Elalem, organized a guest lecture with renowned wildlife veterinarian and zoologist, Dr. James Roxburgh, on Tuesday, Jan. 31 with the purpose of educating the public on wildlife conservation and providing insight on the life …
Zimbabwe plans to dehorn its 800 rhinos to thwart poachers who illegally killed more than 5 percent of the population of the animals in neighboring South Africa last year.
South Africa has the world’s biggest rhino population with about 20,000 of the endangered animals and most of those are of the white variety. Zimbabwe predominantly has black rhinos, which are smaller and rarer as the World Wildlife Population estimates their global number in the wild at about 4,800. Both varieties are targeted for their horns, which some people in East Asia believe cure cancer and boost virility.
South Africa, home to almost 80% of the rhino population on the African continent, is at the centre of the struggle against poaching. Over the past decade, over 6,000 rhino have fallen victim to poachers; about three a day. About 370 were poached in the first quarter of 2016 alone.
Three-anti poaching rangers in Mozambique came under attack while escorting alleged rhino poachers to a police station near the Greater Lebombo Conservancy, the International Anti-Poaching Foundation said on Monday.
Mountains? Goats go there. Troll bridges? Goats go there. Rhinos? You're damn right goats go there.
This adorable footage was captured by staff at the Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary in South Africa, which rears little rhinos orphaned by poachers.
On YouTube, the sanctuary noted that "rhinos and goats have a unique friendship" — and it's true there is something exceptional about rhinoceroses acting as step-ups allowing goats to nom on low-hanging leaves.
The sanctuary takes volunteers (and donations), meaning you too could someday have the opportunity to either clamber over rhinos or have goats clamber over you.
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