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Scientists crack rhino horn riddle
...er of the horns. The team examined the heads of rhinos
that died of natural causes and were donated by The Wilds in Cumberland, Ohio, and the Phoenix Zoo. Researchers conducted CT scans on the horns at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital in Athens and found dense mineral deposits made of calcium and melanin in t...
A buffet for early human relatives
...the large, fossilized teeth of prehistoric horses, rhinos
and elephants to determine the animals' diets. Until now, lasers were too destructive to use on the smaller teeth of human ancestors and their relatives ?even those of Paranthropus, known for relatively large teeth and a strong, heavy jaw. Pa...
Serengeti patrols cut poaching of buffalo, elephants, rhinos
...poaching of elephants, African buffaloes and black rhinos
in the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. "Wi...illegal and most animals ?apart from elephants and rhinos
which are traditionally not eaten ?are caught in snares set by local villagers for their own use or ...
Alarming decline in Nepal's rhinos and tigers in former Maoist stronghold
...and government troops a month ago. Since 1986, 70 rhinos
were translocated to Bardia National Park, but onl...maining protected areas in Nepal, where tigers and rhinos
are still doing well," said Sybille Klenzendorf, acting director of WWF's Species Conservation Progr...
WWF captures first-ever photo of wild rhino on Borneo
... area known as the "Heart of Borneo." A handful of rhinos
are thought to survive in addition to the 13, scat...life Department. "While the total number of Borneo rhinos
remaining is uncertain, we do know there are very, very few. To capture a photo of one just a few mo...
Rhinos clinging to survival in the heart of Borneo, despite poaching
...forest. The survey found evidence of at least 13 rhinos
in the interior of the Malaysian state of Sabah in...hino protection units to patrol the area where the rhinos
were found. "If this band of rhinos
is to have a healthy future in Borneo the poaching must be sto...