rhino News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Third hand-reared rhino gives birth in Manas National Park

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

Rhino killed as census begins

Total number of rhinos poached this year is now up to 13 Poachers Saturday killed another rhino in the Kaziranga National Park in Assam and decamped with its horn. With this,the number of rhinos poached in the state this year has risen to 13. Interestingly,wildlife authorities started a census Saturday to ascertain the number of […]