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How China’s Pet Dogs Might Save Wild Tigers

How China’s Pet Dogs Might Save Wild Tigers

On the streets of Beijing, little old ladies coax even littler dogs to do their business. Some even bear the little plastic bags carried by civically conscious urbanite pet-lovers everywhere.

November 26, 2013 — David Biello
The remarkable life appearance of the Woolly rhino

The remarkable life appearance of the Woolly rhino

One of the Pleistocene mammals depicted without fail in popular books – encyclopedias of prehistoric life and the like – is the Woolly rhinoceros Coelodonta antiquitatis (the species name is written antiquus in many sources).

November 9, 2013 — Darren Naish
Great News for Lions, Terrible News for Rhinos

Great News for Lions, Terrible News for Rhinos

Two important sets of numbers about large mammals have emerged in the past few days. One tells a story of conservation success whereas the other tale is far from that.

May 12, 2015 — John R. Platt

On World Rhino Day 2015, Some Things about Rhinos You Might Not Know

I’ve just learnt that today is World Rhino Day. This always happens: I learn about these things on the day and am completely unaware of them beforehand. I apologise if all this shows is that I’m badly organised and not paying enough attention to what’s being covered on the zoological newswires. Anyway...

September 22, 2015 — Darren Naish

Another Northern White Rhino Dies, Only 5 Remain

And then there were five. The death by old age this past weekend of Angalifu, a 44-year-old northern white rhino (Ceratotherium simum cottoni) that lived at San Diego Zoo, reduces the world population of this critically endangered subspecies to just five, all of which live in captivity and none of which are breeding.

December 16, 2014 — John R. Platt
How the Western Black Rhino Went Extinct

How the Western Black Rhino Went Extinct

Oh what a difference a century makes. At the beginning of the 20th century, an estimated one million black rhinoceroses from four different subspecies roamed the savannas of Africa.

November 13, 2013 — John R. Platt

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