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 […]

Operation Rhino Drop: A last-ditch effort to save the species

Operation Rhino Drop: A last-ditch effort to save the species

Rhinos are extremely endangered animals. It’s estimated that there are only about 30,000 left in the wild, and in Africa, every 7 hours, a rhino is killed by poachers for its horn. Relocating rhinos to a safer location could be an important step in saving the species, and that’s where Operation Rhino Drop comes in. […]

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 […]