Poaching, natural deaths and the translocation of rhino
from the Kruger National Park presently match that of rhino
Komala, the baby Greater One Horned Rhino
, takes her first steps outside at Chester Zoo
The technique of inserting toxic material into the rhino
horns was instigated by Charles van Niekerk on a reserve in Kromdraai.
Designed for a specific customer, the King Pin Rhino
is ideal for transporting trailers with a kingpin coupler attachment.
Muntifering added that the database is an unrivalled source of knowledge on rhino
biology and ecology that enables them to not only monitor the health of the animals but also better understand what resources are critical to ensure their survival and what levels of human pressure they will most likely tolerate.
It is a sad indictment of rhino
poaching and horn trafficking that successes are counted in the number of dead marauders, a tally that is mounting steeply.
Mr Chidenga said extra rangers and soldiers are being sent into rhino
habitats to protect the 1,000 surviving beasts Zimbabwe.
An overriding problem for the Javan rhino
is that there is only one viable population in one location, which makes events such as earthquakes or disease outbreaks a great threat to the species.
The problem with Rhino
is that it is available only at one place and that is in the Brahamaputra valley of Assam.
Last year, and also in the previous years, the census took place during the dry season when all of the rhino
population gathers in the southern part of the park.
Considered the most endangered of all rhino
species, Sumatran rhinos
are thought to number less than 300 in isolated pockets of Malaysia and Indonesia.
At one time white rhinos
were facing extinction, numbering less than 100 animals.