Endangered Rhino Saved by Elephant Skin?

Endangered Rhino Saved by Elephant Skin?

Rhinos continue to be in danger of poaching for their horns. In South Africa in 2014, 1,215 rhinos were killed, in comparison with only 333 rhinos killed in 2010. But recently, a 12-year-old rhino named Hope was given a second chance after poachers cut her horn off. Hope’s entire front horn was cut off, and […]

Elephant herpesvirus: Researchers making a difference

Elephant herpesvirus: Researchers making a difference

Wild elephants continue to be at risk due to habitat depletion and illegal poaching for ivory. Unfortunately, there’s another problem as well, in the form of a virus called EEHV (elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus). Researchers are trying to understand EEHV in an attempt to save captive and wild elephants, and so far, it looks like it’s […]

Rhino poaching: Man’s best friend to the rescue?

Rhino poaching: Man’s best friend to the rescue?

In Africa, poaching is a serious concern. Over 1,000 rhinos have been killed in 2014, and elephants are at risk because poachers kill them for their ivory. Part of the potential solution? Dogs, trained to sniff out contraband and chase down poachers. An anti-poaching academy northwest of Johannesburg trains dogs and their handlers and currently […]