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The Sumatran rhino is extinct in the wild in Malaysia

Leading scientists and experts in the field of rhino conservation state in a new paper that it is safe to consider the Sumatran rhinoceros extinct in the wild in Malaysia. The survival of the Sumatran rhino now depends on ...

dateAug 19, 2015 in Ecology
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In Kenya, the end is nigh for northern white rhinos

This is what extinction looks like. No meteor from outer space, no unstoppable pandemic, no heroic, ultimately futile last stand. Instead poor sperm, weak knees and ovarian cysts mark the end of a lifeline cut short by human ...

dateFeb 12, 2015 in Ecology
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Rhino species to die unless science can help

The task was never going to be easy: Fly four highly endangered rhinos from a Czech Republic zoo to East Africa, drive them to the savannah grasses of Mount Kenya and hope that the natural environment helps produce a calf, ...

dateDec 10, 2014 in Ecology
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Study helps prevent rhino deaths during relocation

Wildlife experts lose one to two black rhinoceros each year from anesthesia complications when they capture and relocate the animals. That's 1 to 2 percent of the black rhinos that are moved annually, but with only 5,000 ...

dateAug 15, 2014 in Ecology
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