Stories

Suzi Eszterhas
  • The Remarkable Features of the Rhino June 17, 2021

    Catching sight of a mighty rhino, with its thick, armor-like skin and prominent horns atop its nose, makes you feel like you are looking at a primeval animal. And that's because these horned giants are indeed ancient mammals that evolved over 50 million years ago, shortly after the extinction of dinosaurs.

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  • Promising Birth Rate for Zimbabwe's Rhinos in 2020 May 28, 2021

    Save the Rhino International, an RRF grantee, recently reported that Zimbabwe had a rhino baby boom last year. With the help of their partner, Lowveld Rhino Trust, SRI continued their monitoring of black and white rhino populations in Zimbabwe and found that there were 17 new black rhino calves and two new white rhino calves spotted in 2020.

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  • New Genetic Study Yields Positive News for Sumatran Rhinos May 13, 2021

    A recent genome study of Sumatran rhinos provided some positive news about their potential to recover. The study found that the two remaining wild populations of Sumatran rhinos in Borneo and Sumatra both feature good genetic health and very low levels of inbreeding, which was unexpected given the low number of individuals in each population.

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  • Mozambique's Rhinos are Increasing Due to Dehorning May 6, 2021

    Markus Hofmeyr, Director of the Rhino Recovery Fund, recently visited Mozambique to spend time in the field with the Mozambique Wildlife Association (MWA). MWA recently orchestrated the strategic dehorning of a group of rhinos along the Mozambique-South Africa border as part of a regional effort to improve rhino security in this high risk landscape.

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  • The RRF Featured at This Spring's Wildlife Conservation Expo April 30, 2021

    Markus Hofmeyr, Director of the Rhino Recovery Fund, and Hugo van der Westhuizen, Project Leader of the Gonarezhou Conservation Project, held an amazing presentation at Expo discussing the RRF's main focus areas and a major operation to reintroduce black rhinos into Gonarezhou National Park in Zimbabwe.

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  • Mass Dehorning in South Africa Protects Rhinos from Poachers April 28, 2021

    Last week, RRF grantee Wildlife ACT supported a large scale operation by Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife to dehorn the entire white rhino population of Spioenkop Nature Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Over the course of three days, this joint effort dehorned every white rhino in this protected area to help eliminate prevent poaching.

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