After A Rough Start, Baby Rhino Is Now Winning At Life

Six-month-old one-horned rhino Jalada Prasad had a prance party in honor of his public debut Friday at Alipore Zoological Garden in Kolkata, India. Little dude had some rough early months after his mother was killed by poachers. But! He was rescued and nursed back to health, and now appears to be quite the peppy fella. » 3/29/15 4:30pm Sunday 4:30pm

Kenyan officials will use microchip implants to prevent rhino poaching

Poaching could be the greatest threat facing Africa's dwindling rhinoceros populations. Wildlife officials, for their part, are fighting back – often in unconventional ways. Their latest tactic? Microchip implants. » 10/22/13 9:30am 10/22/13 9:30am

9.2 million year old Rhino skull discovered in volcanic ash

This rather imposing two-horned rhino skull is 9.2 million years old, which means it predates when our earliest hominid ancestors diverged from chimpanzees. And a skull like this deserves a badass origin story. Spoiler alert: it involves volcanoes and decapitation. » 11/22/12 10:22am 11/22/12 10:22am

Are baby rhino squeals annoying or adorable? You decide.

I'll be honest, the first time I watched this I almost couldn't handle the cuteness, but after watching it a few times I'm beginning to lean towards team annoying. Either way, I can't say I ever would have expected that sound to come from a baby rhinoceros. A baby Koala, maybe. But not a baby rhinoceros. » 12/15/11 2:34pm 12/15/11 2:34pm

A video guide to artificially inseminating a rhinoceros

At ZSL Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire, England, the staff recently had the luxurious task of artificially inseminating a southern white rhino. And because male rhinoceros gametes don't rain from the sky like manna from heaven, the zookeepers had to extract semen from an ornery horned fellow. I may have watched this… » 9/17/11 1:00pm 9/17/11 1:00pm

In South Africa, rhinos could soon become agents of chemical warfare

Got a hankering for some rhinoceros horn? Practitioners of traditional Asian medicine believe that ground rhino horns, when ingested, can help cure diseases like cancer. Unfortunately for patients consuming rhino horns, they could just as well be chewing on their fingernails. Unfortunately for the rhinos, the… » 9/08/11 5:00pm 9/08/11 5:00pm

Why The Only Thing Better than Being a Kid is Having Your Own Steampunk…

Here's some photography to convince you that the best Ghostbusters are seven years old and pencil drawings that convince you that pencil drawings are awesome. And so are rhinoceroses.
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