Rhino horn consumers remain key

Rhino horn consumers remain key

By Jorisna Bonthuys The rhino’s horn is something that only became a characteristic feature of this animal later in its evolutionary history. We know from historic records that some prehistoric rhinos looked more like little horses or modern tapirs (animals with...
Is it black or white? Or grey?

Is it black or white? Or grey?

Distinguishing between SA’s two endemic rhino species is by no means black and white. In fact, when it comes to the colour of their hides it’s pretty much all grey. A popular theory holds that the animal we know and love today as the white rhino was initially named by...
Only 3 northern white rhino left

Only 3 northern white rhino left

There are now only three northern white rhino left in the world. Nola, a 41-year-old female who was one of just three of her kind, was euthanized at a safari park in San Diego USA on Sunday. This leaves only Sudan, the last surviving male, and two females who live...
Conservation success story from Nepal

Conservation success story from Nepal

The conservation story of the critically endangered greater one-horned rhino in Nepal remains a beacon of hope and a case study of success for other countries to learn from. At its lowest point in the 1960’s the population of Rhinoceros unicornis (also called the...