Tag: Sumatran rhino

Rhino Crisis Round Up: Killings in Kenya, Arrests in S Africa & More

Rhino killers struck in Kenya and South Africa, leaving at least six rhinos dead, including three critically endangered black rhinos. Two of the deaths were rhino calves: A white rhino calf was shot along with the mother, and a baby black rhino died as a result of being orphaned.

Rhino Poachers Go High-Tech, Rhino Kills Increase 2000%

Fed by demand from growing markets in Asia, poaching of rhino horns in Africa has dramatically increased in the last three years, according to a recent article, as well-organized groups have started using high-tech equipment–including helicopters–to track and kill the endangered animals.