The Kruger National Park in South Africa is where most of the country's rhino are being slaughtered. Authorities are battling to protect the species from poaching gangs.
Poaching figures dropped by a third in 2020, with South Africa's environmental ministry citing the coronavirus lockdown as a significant reason for this. The country is home to 80% of the world's rhinoceroses.
31 Dec 2020
Paleontologists have found one of the best-preserved specimens of the Ice Age animal to date in Russia's extreme north. They dated the carcass as anywhere from 20,000-to 50,000-years-old.
19 Jul 2020
The conservation group Rhino 911 is hunting down rhinos to cut off their horns — to save them from becoming the target of poachers who kill them just to sell the horns as a form of traditional medicine.
12 Jan 2020
The zoo in western Germany celebrated the arrival of a hefty baby southern white rhinoceros. After a 16-month pregnancy, rhino mother Shakina gave birth to the 50-kilogram male calf.