Latest Rhinoceros News

Scientists succeed in creating northern white rhino embryos

Sep. 11, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

CREMONA, Italy (AP) — Scientists announced Wednesday they have succeeded in creating two embryos of the near-extinct northern white rhino as part of an international effort to save the species, which is down to just two animals worldwide, both of them female. The embryos, created in the lab with eggs taken...

US to allow trophy hunter to import body of rare black rhino

Sep. 6, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration says it will issue permit to a Michigan trophy hunter to import the skin, skull and horns from a rare black rhinoceros he shot in Africa. Documents show Chris D. Peyerk of Shelby Township, Michigan, applied last year for the permit required by the Fish and...

Endangered Indian rhinoceros calf born at Omaha zoo

Sep. 4, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium has announced the birth of an endangered rhinoceros species. The zoo said Wednesday that the Indian rhinoceros calf was born Friday. It's the first rhinoceros born in the Omaha zoo's 120-year history. Zoo Director Dennis Pate calls the birth one of...

Scientists in Italy fertilize 7 northern white rhino eggs

Aug. 26, 2019 10:44 AM EDT

CREMONA, Italy (AP) — Silvia Colleoni's hand holding a syringe was trembling as she injected liquid into a micro pipette to facilitate the aspiration of sperm that had been removed and later frozen from one of the last then-living male northern white rhinos on Earth. Her nervousness in the Avantea...

Extracted eggs may stop extinction of northern white rhino

Aug. 23, 2019 11:15 AM EDT

OL PEJETA, Kenya (AP) — Wildlife experts and veterinarians said Friday there is hope to prevent the extinction of the northern white rhino because they successfully extracted eggs from the last two remaining females of the species. The eggs will be used to reproduce the species through a surrogate. The...

Omaha zoo euthanizes white rhino that arrived in 1999

Aug. 21, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha zoo has euthanized one of its white rhinos. Officials at Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium said Tuesday that the 21-year-old rhino, Marina, was euthanized Monday after surgeons discovered an inoperable colonic obstruction. She was being treated for symptoms similar to colic when...

Dead man found in Oregon Zoo, had been reported missing

Aug. 13, 2019 2:23 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man who was found dead at the Oregon Zoo in a construction site for a new rhinoceros habitat had been reported missing two days earlier. The Portland Police Bureau says 62-year-old Carl Stanley Ross Sr. was found Monday morning in the habitat. There were no animals in the habitat,...

Baby rhino gets a mud wallow at San Diego Zoo

Aug. 9, 2019 8:05 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Zoo Safari Park has given its new baby rhino a chance to do what all kids love: play in the mud. The zoo says Edward, a 13-day-old southern white rhino, got his first chance Friday to experience a wallow in the mud — something rhinos do to keep cool and protect...

Rhinoceros conceived artificially born at California zoo

Jul. 30, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A conservation organization in San Diego says it has achieved the first successful artificial insemination birth of a southern white rhino in North America, an important step in saving another rhino species from extinction. San Diego Zoo Global announced that mother Victoria gave birth...