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

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 increased … » 9/08/11 5:00pm 9/08/11 5:00pm