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RHINO NEWS

One of world's last two northern white rhinos dropped from race to save the species

October 22, 2021 11:53 am

The team hopes to be able to deliver its first northern white rhino calf in three years

In Kaziranga, now a special force to protect the one-horned rhino

July 03, 2019 5:59 pm

The Special Rhino Protection Force, which consists of 74 men and eight women, underwent 43 weeks of training and is currently deployed across the Kaziranga National Park.

Snakelike robot may help save white rhinos from extinction

May 06, 2019 4:03 pm

Scientists created a flexible, snake-like robot that may rescue the northern white rhinos from the brink of extinction by performing artificial insemination and embryo transfer on rhinos.

China decides to shelve plans of lifting ban on trade of rhino horn, tiger parts

November 14, 2018 7:06 am

The shelved plan would have put India’s one-horned rhino population under increased threat from poachers. Concerns had been raised in India as well In with Assam Forest minister Parimal Suklabaidya raising concern that the decision may give a boost to rhino poachers.

Assam: Rehabilitated rhino gives birth to second calf in Manas National Park

September 03, 2017 7:37 pm

Several years of armed insurgency had led to massive destruction of the Manas National Park between 1988 and 2001, which had also wiped out its 100-plus rhino population. The Assam forest department however began translocating rhinos there under the Indian Rhino Vision 2020 programme since 2008.

Forest guards find carcass of adult rhino with horn missing

June 21, 2017 5:20 pm

Last year 18 rhinos were killed by poachers in Kaziranga National Park and their horns were also taken away.

Poachers gun down adult rhino, take away horn in Assam

November 15, 2014 3:48 pm

A massive dragnet has been spread with the help of police to trap the poachers, a forest official said.

Rhinos may be extinct by 2020: experts

April 14, 2014 2:26 pm

Rhino horns are used as traditional medicine in the Far East to treat ailments such as hangovers in powder form.

Assam govt mulls salary hike for forest guards

March 14, 2014 12:16 pm

Tarun Gogoi stressed on the need to modernise the weapons of the forest guards.

Third hand-reared rhino gives birth in Manas National Park

July 08, 2013 4:24 am

Another hand-reared one-horned rhino has given birth to a healthy calf in Manas National Park in Assam

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