TY - JOUR. T1 - Pulmonary dead space in free-ranging immobilized black rhinoceroses (Diceros Bicornis) in Namibia. AU - Radcliffe, Robin W.. AU - Morkel, Peter. AU - Jago, Mark. AU - Taft, Arthur A.. AU - Du Preez, Pierre. AU - Miller, Michele A.. AU - Candra, Dedi. AU - Nydam, Daryl V.. AU - Barry, Jason S.. AU - Gleed, Robin D.. PY - 2014/6. Y1 - 2014/6. N2 - It was observed previously that end-expired carbon dioxide (PÉCO2) decreased when immobilized black rhinoceroses (Diceros bicornis) were moved from sternal to lateral recumbency. These experiments were designed to test whether greater alveolar ventilation or greater pulmonary dead space in lateral recumbency explains this postural difference in PÉCO2. Twenty-one (9 male, 12 female; 15 3.5-26 yr old) wild black rhinoceroses were immobilized with etorphine and azaperone and positioned in either sternal or lateral recumbency. All rhinoceroses were hypoxemic and had lactic and respiratory acidemia. The animals in lateral recumbency were ...
Three female free-ranging white rhinoceroses in South Africa were monitored noninvasively and with the use of VHF radio telemetry by collecting fecal samples for progesterone metabolites measurement. All animals were immobilized so that radio transponders could be added in their horns. During this procedure blood samples were also collected. Blood ... read more assay results indicated pregnancy at the time of immobilization in two of the three rhinoceroses. Fecal samples were collected for a period of 90 days at about weekly intervals. Fecal sample collection from one rhinoceros failed, due to behavioural factors. Progesterone profiles of two rhinoceroses were created in this study. Concentrations above luteal phase values were found for both rhinoceroses during pregnancy. During the 50 days prior to parturition fecal progestagens declined, a feature so far only described in black rhinoceroses. Within 9-12 days post partum the progesterone concentration had reached follicular phase values. It ...
The endangered black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) suffers from a high rate of mortality in captivity due to conditions such as hemosiderosis and hemolytic anemia. Supplementation of the diet with native browse species rich in tannins and other iron-binding polyphenolics has been proposed as a dietary strategy for reducing iron absorption and accumulation in this population. This study examined the effect of cold storage versus fresh material on iron binding polyphenolic (IBP) and iron binding tannin (IBT) contents of a North American browse species, prairie sumac (Rhus lanceolata). Leaves and stems of prairie sumac were collected fresh or stored in a cooler (-15°C) for up to one year. Fresh and frozen samples were analyzed for total IBP and IBT content. IBP and IBT levels in both stored and fresh leaves reached peak accumulation at day 21. IBP and IBT in stored leaves demonstrated significant decreases thereafter until day 70 (2.32 mgE gallic acid/g dry matter and 1.42 mgE gallic acid/g dry ...
Blood profiles Haematology values are shown in Table 4. There was no significant change to the blood profile with T. bicornis infection, i.e. no significant change in haematocrit, red blood corpuscles (RBCs), mean corpuscular volume (MCV), mean corpuscular haemoglobin (MCH), mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration (MCHC) or platelets (PLTs) (Table 4). There was a slight elevation in white blood corpuscles count (WBC) (leucocytosis) in infected animals, but the difference was not significant (P = 0.068; Mann-Whitney non-parametric test). DISCUSSION The prevalence of T. bicornis in the KNP white rhinoceros population is similar to that reported in Zululand (northern part of KwaZulu-Natal)1. The RLB hybridisation assay was not able to detect B. bicornis in any of the samples. These could be either true negative results or due to a very low B. bicornis parasitaemia which was below the detection limit of the test. Blood smears of a debilitated black rhinoceros in KNP showed erythrocytes ...
Blood profiles Haematology values are shown in Table 4. There was no significant change to the blood profile with T. bicornis infection, i.e. no significant change in haematocrit, red blood corpuscles (RBCs), mean corpuscular volume (MCV), mean corpuscular haemoglobin (MCH), mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration (MCHC) or platelets (PLTs) (Table 4). There was a slight elevation in white blood corpuscles count (WBC) (leucocytosis) in infected animals, but the difference was not significant (P = 0.068; Mann-Whitney non-parametric test). DISCUSSION The prevalence of T. bicornis in the KNP white rhinoceros population is similar to that reported in Zululand (northern part of KwaZulu-Natal)1. The RLB hybridisation assay was not able to detect B. bicornis in any of the samples. These could be either true negative results or due to a very low B. bicornis parasitaemia which was below the detection limit of the test. Blood smears of a debilitated black rhinoceros in KNP showed erythrocytes ...
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The western black rhinoceros was heavily hunted in the beginning of the 20th century, but the population rose in the 1930s after preservation actions were taken. As protection efforts declined over the years, so did the number of western black rhinos. By 1980 the population was in the hundreds. No animals are known to be held in captivity, however it was believed in 1988 that approximately 20-30 were being kept for breeding purposes.[11] Poaching continued and by 2000 only an estimated 10 survived. In 2001, this number dwindled to only five. While it was believed that around thirty still existed in 2004, this was later found to be based upon falsified data.[12]. The Western Black Rhino emerged about 7 to 8 million years ago. It is a sub-species of the black rhino. For much of the 1900s, its populations was the highest out of all the rhino species at almost 850,000 individuals. By 1995, the number dropped to 2,500 individuals and now the sub-species Western Black Rhino is officially declared ...
WEDNESDAY 22ND FEBRUARY 07:30 Registration Session Chair: Dr Silke Pfitzer. 08:30 Welcome by DEAN FVS Prof Darrell Abernethy. 08:45 Welcome by SAVA president Dr Johan Marais. 09:00 Welcome and industry introductions by SAVA WG chairman Dr Greg Simpson. RHINO AND ELEPHANT CONSERVATION MEDICINE THEME 09:15 Medicine" required to save Africas rhinos KEYNOTE Dr Michael Knight. 10:00 Tea 10:40 Overview of Diseases of African Rhinoceros Prof Michele Miller. 11:20 Mycobacterium bovis infection in a free-ranging black rhinoceros - application of tools to facilitate rapid diagnosis Prof Michele Miller. 11:40 Exploring the susceptibility of white rhinoceroses (Ceratotherium simum) to bovine tuberculosis Prof Anita Michel. 12:00 Lunch 13:15 Immune responses to mycobacterium bovis in white rhinoceros and their use in diagnosis of infection Dr Sven Parsons. Session Chair: Dr Gerhard Steenkamp 13:35 A new pulse oximetry sensor design for the use in the white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) Dr Julia ...
The once thriving captive-born southern white rhinoceros population is being threatened by their diet, according to new research. San Diego Zoo Global researchers predict that phytoestrogens in the rhinoceros´ food may be causing reproductive failure in the females.. In a press release detailing the research, Christopher Tubbs, researcher with the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research explained the importance of the study.. "Understanding why the captive white rhinoceros population has been dwindling for decades is an important part of protecting the future of this species. Our work is the first step toward determining if phytoestrogens are involved in this phenomenon and whether we need to reevaluate captive white rhino diets.". Zoologists have only recently found the northern and southern white rhinoceros to be different species´ rather than a subspecies of the African white rhinoceros. As such, conservation efforts have been specifically designed to increase the population of ...
T. t. spegazzinii Ameghino, 1909 - SE Brazil (Mato Grosso State), E Bolivia, Paraguay, and N Argentina to NE Santa Fe, NE Santiago del Estero, SE Jujuy, and E Salta.. Descriptive notes. Head-body 191-242 cm, tail less than 10 cm, shoulder height 83-118 cm (males), 83-118 cm (females); weight 180-300 kg. Female Lowland Tapirs are usually larger than males. Data collected from 35 Lowland Tapirs captured during a long-term telemetry study in the Atlantic Forests of Morro do Diabo State Park, São Paulo, Brazil, showed that the average weight of adult tapirs was 233 kg for females (200-300 kg) and 208 kg for males (180-280 kg). Measurements of tapirs in Morro do Diabo demonstrated that adult females are significantly longer and taller than males. Full length of females 208-242 cm, full length of males 191-223 cm; rear height of females 90-120 cm, rear height of males 89-109 cm. In captivity, newborn Lowland Tapirs usually weigh 3·2-5·8 kg. Calves gain an average of 2·27 kg per week and are ...
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Dorsey, C., P. Dennis, G. Guagnon, T. Wood, and J. Brown. 2010. Decreased baseline fecal glucocorticoid concentrations associated with skin and oral lesions in black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine. 41(4): 616-625.Dorsey, C., P. Dennis, A. Fascetti, T. Wood, and J. Brown. 2010. Hypoaminoacidemia is not associated with ulcerative lesions in black rhinoceroses, Diceros bicornis. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine. 41(1): 22-27. Asian Turtle Conservation Program: Capacity Building in Range Countries ...
Translocation of mothers with dependent calves is ill-advised, especially when restocking. Interestingly, there was a sex-differential risk when using juvenile and young adults to restock populations. These may have important implications for sex- or age-biased translocation strategies designed to reduce the impact of harvest on the source population or maximize productivity after release. Juvenile, but not young adult, females had high post-release mortality. The reverse was true for males where juvenile males did not feature in mortality statistics but were a large portion of young adult deaths.. Sex differential mortality amongst juvenile and young adult age classes might be due to sex differences in age at first reproduction because it is a high-risk period in a large polygynous vertebrates life. Female black rhinoceros attract the sexual interest of bulls at their first oestrous around 3·5 years of age (first parturition between 4·8 and 5·3 years, Schenkel & Schenkel-Hulliger 1969; and ...
Native to regions of Africa, the white rhinoceros inhabits grasslands, open woods and brush lands. This large land mammal, second only to the elephant, can...
Note: For ITIS & Mammal Species of the World, this is currently the only extant (living) species in the genus Ceratotherium, but there are known extinct species (Retrieved on ...
Ellis, K., Whisnant, S., Fellner, V., Koutsos, E., Ange-van Heugten, K. (2013) The Interaction of Diet and Fecal Cortisol in the Southern White Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum simum). Presented at the AZA NAG Tenth Conference on Zoo and Wildlife Nutrition (in conjuction with AAZV), Sept. 29- Oct. 2, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT. (Presented by K. Ellis ...
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Researchers at the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research announced Tuesday that theyve made their first attempt to artificially inseminate a southern white rhinoceros, in an attempt to save the critically endangered northern white rhino.
Despite the spread of WNV to most of the continental U.S. states, no documented report of clinical disease has occurred in a black or white rhinoceros. Serum or heparinized plasma samples from rhinoceros should be submitted to Cornell University as part of the WNV Surveillance Program for Zoos. This is especially important if the animals have been vaccinated to determine if these species will develop antibody titers.. q Without documented morbidity or mortality associated with WNV infection in black rhinoceros, the risk of infection and disease is still unknown. However, there are now a number of unvaccinated rhinos that have apparently seroconverted (speculation is that these animals have either been exposed, had asymptomatic infection, or that the antibody titer represents a cross-reaction to another arbovirus). q At least 5 institutions have vaccinated their black rhinos (as well as some white rhinos) using the Fort Dodge equine product without any reports of adverse reactions. Results of ...
Freeman, E.W., J. M. Meyer, J. Bird, J. Addendorf, B. A. Schulte, R. M. Santymire. 2014. Impacts of environmental pressures on the reproductive health of subpopulations of black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis bicornis) in Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa. Conservation Physiology 2:Doi:10.1093/conphys/cot034.
new hope for one of the worlds most endangered mammal species. Following two miscarriages and a closely watched 15-month pregnancy, the rhino, named Ratu, delivered the calf at 12:45 a.m. Saturday, employees of the sanctuary said. According to conservationists, it is the first captive birth of a Sumatran rhino (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) in Indonesias history and just the fourth captive birth of a rhino globally in the last century. The birth also marked the first time that a wild rhino (Ratu) was successfully bred with a captive rhino - in this case a male raised at the Cincinnati Zoo. The male rhino, Andalas, had been flown to Sumatra in 2007 in hopes that it would breed with one of the sanctuarys three female rhinos. Scientists say that fewer than 275 Sumatran rhinos exist in the wild, and some experts place the species likelihood for survival at less than 50 percent ...
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8.02.2017 - A new strategy of conservation must be adopted if the black rhinoceros is to be saved from extinction, concludes a study involving scientists from Cardiff University. An international team of researchers compared, for the first time, the genes of all living and extinct black rhinoceros populations and found a massive decline in genetic diversity, with 44 of 64 genetic lineages no longe
On August 22, 2019, a team of veterinarians successfully harvested eggs from the two females who live in Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya - a procedure that has never been attempted in northern white rhinos before. The eggs will now be artificially inseminated with frozen sperm from a northern white rhino bull, and in the near future the embryo will be transferred to a southern white rhino surrogate mother.
CALIFORNIA: The San Diego Zoo and scientists at The Scripps Research Institute report significant progress in resurrecting a nearly extinct species of rhinoceros, perhaps within 10 to 20 years. In a new study awaiting publication, the team said they have made artificial embryonic stem cells from the frozen tissue of four northern white rhinos, raising the total to five. Frozen tissue from seven other rhinos have yet to be converted into these artificial stem cells, which can produce nearly any cell in the body. With these stem cells, the researchers plan to make gametes - sperm and egg cells - and then embryos by in vitro fertilization. These embryos are to be carried to term by a closely related species, the southern white rhino. Six of these potential surrogate mothers now live at the Zoos Safari Park. The Safari Park has no northern white rhinos. Its last one, Nola, died in 2015. Her tissue was stored with that of other rhinos, and many other species, in the … [Read more...] about Stem ...
Background Ancient protein sequences are increasingly used to elucidate the phylogenetic relationships between extinct and extant mammalian taxa. Here, we apply these recent developments to Middle Pleistocene bone specimens of the rhinoceros genus Stephanorhinus. No biomolecular sequence data is currently available for this genus, leaving phylogenetic hypotheses on its evolutionary relationships to extant and extinct rhinoceroses untested. Furthermore, recent phylogenies based on Rhinocerotidae (partial or complete) mitochondrial DNA sequences differ in the placement of the Sumatran rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis). Therefore, studies utilising ancient protein sequences from Middle Pleistocene contexts have the potential to provide further insights into the phylogenetic relationships between extant and extinct species, including Stephanorhinus and Dicerorhinus. Methods ZooMS screening (zooarchaeology by mass spectrometry) was performed on several Late and Middle Pleistocene specimens from the genus
The myoglobin of the polychaete annelid Ophelia bicornis was isolated, purified to homogeneity and characterized. The primary structure, obtained from cDNA and protein sequencing, consists of 139 amino acid residues. The alignment with other globin sequences showed that O. bicornis myoglobin misses the pre-A helix and the first six residues of the A helix. The presence of a PheB10-GlnE7 haem distal residue pair is in agreement with the measured oxygen affinity (P50=0.85 mmHg; 1 mmHg=0.133 kPa) and the only slightly higher autoxidation rate constant (0.28 h−1) with respect to that of the sperm whale myoglobin mutant E7 His→Gln (0.21 h−1) and to elephant myoglobin (0.1 h−1). Oxygen-binding co-operativity was found to be absent under all the examined experimental conditions. The resistance of O. bicornis myoglobin towards autoxidation seems to confirm the important role of part of the A helix in the stability of the globin. The higher pKa of the acid-alkaline ferric transition of O. ...
Scientists working to save the northern white rhinoceros from extinction plan to implant its artificially developed embryos in another, more abundant rhino subspecies in Kenya later this year.
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Define rhinoceros. rhinoceros synonyms, rhinoceros pronunciation, rhinoceros translation, English dictionary definition of rhinoceros. n. pl. rhinoceros or rhi·noc·er·os·es Any of several large thick-skinned ungulate mammals of the family Rhinocerotidae, having one or two upright horns on...
Words matter. Images matter. The Scientific Inquirer needs your support. Help us pay our contributors for their hard work. Visit our Patreon page and discover ways that you can make a difference. http://bit.ly/2jjiagi In August 2019 a team of scientists and conservationists broke new ground in saving the northern white rhinoceros from extinction. They harvested…
As a species, the rhino has suffered severely because of an almost mystical faith that some Asian peoples place in medicines contained in the Rhino horn. Only 17,000 Indian, 500 Sumatran, and a scarce 70 Javan rhinos -- the rarest in world -- remain. In light of the fact that the rhino dominated the world for almost 150 million years, this is an incredible decline. Like other subspecies, Asian rhinos -- those found in Bhutan -- reside in water a good portion of the time. Water protects the animals from bloodsucking insect pests and the oppressive heat of the day. The mud that later forms makes a dry coat on their hides that serves to protect them. They graze mainly on grasses and other aquatic plants, many of which are submerged. To get at a plant below the surface, the rhino submerges its head, pulls a plant out by the roots, and lifts its head out of the water to chew and swallow its newly grasped meal. ...
In Tanzania, a team of veterinarians are on a covert mission to protect the black rhinoceros from poaching. In this exciting film by Pursuit Aviation, watch the action unfold as the team of conservationists hides radio beacons in 23 rhino horns. The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the web and selected by National Geographic editors. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners.
Rising global demand for rhino horn - both for alleged medicinal value and ornamental use - has led to an epidemic of poaching in Africa, as well as theft and illegal trade in rhino horns from museums and private collections. Illegal trafficking in rhino horn threatens to reverse decades of rhino conservation work in Africa and Asia, driving rhinos to the brink of extinction in the wild. Scientists have found no evidence to support its alleged medicinal power - it is made of the same stuff as fingernails - and many practitioners have stopped using it. But urban legends about its powers as an aphrodisiac or cure for cancer keep it in demand. Rhino horns beauty also is prized by many cultures ...
Less than 200 years ago, there were more than one million black and white rhinos across the African savannas. In 1990, only 6,000 white rhinos and 2,400 black rhinos remained in the wild. Thanks to conservation efforts, these numbers increased significantly by 2008, with white rhinos numbering as high as 20,000. However, this was only a temporary change: since 2009, almost 6,000 rhinos were poached and approximately 1,400 rhinos murdered illegally in 2015 alone. As a result of these staggering figures, experts warn that wild African rhinos may be extinct by 2026. This is already true of the white rhino - there are only three living today, all held in captivity ...
Press release 12 May 2004, Geneva The Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) has received over 50 proposals from its member governments to adjust the rules governing the international trade in various wildlife species.. The proposals offer detailed arguments on how to improve the conservation and sustainable use of the African elephant, the minke whale, the great white shark, various tropical birds, trees and orchids, numerous turtle species, the southern white rhinoceros, two species of crocodile, the bald eagle, several medicinal plants and many other species.. Governments will accept, reject or adjust these proposals for amending the CITES Appendices at a conference in Bangkok from 2 14 October. These Appendices list species that are at risk and whose import and export is controlled through a permit system (Appendix II) and species that are already endangered and that may not be commercially traded (Appendix I).. The African ...
Subclinical iron deficiency anemia was diagnosed in a captive neonatal female Malayan tapir (Tapirus indicus) through blood samples obtained as part of an in-house training program for venipuncture. Routine blood testing performed at day 2 of age was within in-house and ISIS normal values for this species. Microcytic hypochromic anemia (HCT = 16 %; MCV = 38.4 fL; MCH = 13.3 ??g; MCHC = 34.6 g/dL) with thromboctyosis (platelets = 1018 * 103/?L) and poikilocytosis was diagnosed at day 38 of age. Iron dextran (10 mg/kg i.m.) was administered at day 40 and day 68 of age. Blood sampling at day 88 of age indicated improving hematocrit (32%) and low serum iron (45 ?g/dl; ISIS normal = 154 +/- 54 ?g/dl). Total iron binding capacity (TIBC; 438 ?g/dl), percent saturation (10%), ferritin (240 ng/ml), and haptoglobin (16 mg/dl) were also measured, but normal values are not established for this species. Repeat blood sampling through day 529 of age showed normalization of hematocrit and serum iron parameters ...
This photo of an adolescent Bairds tapir skull was loaned to us by Nancy R. Koerner for use on the Tapir Gallery Web site. Tapir skulls are always interesting. Note that this one may look very different from some Bairds tapir skulls because the bony nasal septum has disappeared, and only the hard bone is left. When looking at photos of the skulls of Bairds tapir, it would be easy to think there were two completely different animals. Here you can compare the skull above with one mounted in the Smithsonian which still has the septum intact. See a larger image of the skull and read about how Nancy acquired it on the skulls page in The Tapir Gallery. It can also be viewed in our Picasa Web Album of Bairds tapir natural history photos ...
announced today that its Big Rhino subsidiary is gearing up its agency to make a major expansion into the Health Care and Wellness markets. Big Rhino also announced that it has secured its first client in that space: Catalyst Pain Solutions®. Catalyst Pain Solutions®, which operates four separate pain care management clinics in metropolitan Arizona, counts 1996 Olympic Decathlon Gold Medalist Dan OBrien and former ASU and Dallas Cowboys Quarterback Danny White as patient and endorsement partners. Both OBrien and White are featured in new marketing campaigns produced by Big Rhino.. The engagement specifies that Big Rhino will provide its full spectrum of services to Catalyst Pain Solutions® including creative services, video production, media planning, placement purchase and management, digital SEO and social media management. Big Rhino provides these services across a variety of media including television, radio and digital.. Cindy Gollihar, CEO of Catalyst Pain Solutions® said, "We have ...
Malayan Tapir Skull - The Malayan Tapir, Tapirus indicus, is found in Southeast Asia in the following countries: southern Burma, Thailand, the Malay...
Scott Musgroves art has always been connected to conservation or extinction. Featured here on our blog and in issues 2, 8 and 24, his paintings feature lush, highly detailed landscapes and up-close encounters with all manner of strange and beautiful creatures. When he paints animals, he brings them back to life and preserves them into their pristine, natural environment. His new work, a magnificent 40″ x 50″ oil portrait of the rhino "Nola" is more than just a preservation of her image, its also an homage to the memory of her species.. Nola was one of five remaining Northern White Rhinos who lived at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in California. She was wild caught in Shambe, located in the southern savanna woodlands of Sudan, and was rescued from the violent poaching that is prevalent in that region when she was only a few years old. When she died last summer, she was too old to breed and there are also no other surviving members of her species that are capable of breeding. Her species was ...
The Northern and Southern White Rhinos (Ceratotherium cottoni and C. simum) have the most developed social system among all the rhinoceros species. Until recently, little has been known about their communication and social behaviour. This paper presents the results of four recent studies involving research into the social behaviour and vocal and olfactory communication of these species both in the wildlife reserves in South Africa and in zoological gardens. ...
The name Perissodactyla means "odd-toed." This group of ungulates includes horses, tapirs, and rhinos. The name of their order derives from the fact that their middle toe is larger than the others, and the plane of symmetry of the foot passes through it, a condition called mesaxonic. Most species have three digits on the hindfoot and three or four on the forefoot, but in some only a single digit, the third, remains. Some species have horns, but these are dermal structures without bony cores, and they are located on the nasals or frontals in the midline of the skull. This contrasts with the horns of artiodactyls, which have bone cores, are paired, and are located on the frontals. The anterior part of the skull of perissodactyls is elongated and accomodates a full series of large cheek teeth (most have a total of 44 teeth). Molars and premolars are hypsodont in grazing forms such as horses, and brachydont in browsers such as tapirs. Modern species are lophodont (complexly so in equids), in ...
This photo of an adolescent Bairds tapir skull was loaned to us by Nancy R. Koerner for use on the Tapir Gallery Web site. Tapir skulls are always interesting. Note that this one may look very different from some Bairds tapir skulls because the bony nasal septum has disappeared, and only the hard bone is left. When looking at photos of the skulls of Bairds tapir, it would be easy to think there were two completely different animals. Here you can compare the skull above with one mounted in the Smithsonian which still has the septum intact. See a larger image of the skull and read about how Nancy acquired it on the skulls page in The Tapir Gallery. It can also be viewed in our Picasa Web Album of Bairds tapir natural history photos ...
Uma Thurman helped to rescue an endangered rhinoceros in Africa. The 45-year-old actress joined a team including experts from Wilderness Safaris as they brought the white rhinoceros and her calf to ...
The Australian Rhino Project plans to airlift white rhinos from South Africa to Australia in response to threats from poaching.. South African by birth, but a long-term resident of Australia, Dearlove has never lost his passion for the fauna of his native country, and particularly its rhinoceros. Back in 2013, when the opportunity to help his favorite "modern-day dinosaurs" came along, he took it.. "I was contacted by a friend in Johannesburg, South Africa - a serious and dedicated conservationist," explains Dearlove. "And he said, Look, the rhinos are in trouble; why dont you consider setting up a breeding herd in Australia, so that we can preserve them there in case things go terribly wrong.". It was a radical idea, but they thought it was worth a shot. Within a year of that first conversation, representatives from universities, zoos, and other relevant institutions such as the nonprofit Taronga Conservation Society of Australia had been assembled to form a steering committee that could ...
This year marks the 200th anniversary of the Sumatran Rhinos first scientific description. In 1814 German biologist Johann Gotthelf Fischer von Waldheim, provided a scientific description of the Asian two-horned, hairy or Sumatran rhinoceros. Once plentiful and widespread from India to Borneo, Sumatran rhinos have been around for a lot longer than two centuries of course, but experts believe today fewer than 100 animals survive in three Indonesian national parks: Bukit Barisan Selatan, Gunung Leuser and Way Kambas on the island of Sumatra. Centuries of hunting and habitat loss both fragmented and drastically reduced its populations, however, with Sumatra remaining the last bastion of hope for its recovery as a species.. ...
From: Stan Kegel ,kegel#NoSpam.fea.net, In this modern era, where cloning, hybrid and generic engineering have become household words, few of us remember the true pioneer of genetic experimentation. I am, of course speaking of Dr. Moreau. Not the Dr. Moreau immortalized by H. G. Wells in his famous novel, but the real Pierre Moreau who actually attempted to form new species from unrelated animals. Most of his experiments failed. Most of the documents that survived deal with his attempts to cross a dog and a cat, but none lived more than a few hours after birth. His studies were ridiculed by the French Academy of Science and he died in disgrace not realizing he was a hundred years ahead of his time. He had only a single real success, which occurred when he cloned the chromosomes of the black rhinoceros with the giant panda of China. Only one of this new species, which he called a pandaceros survived beyond infancy but with diligence and care, one did grow to full maturity. This magnificent animal ...
Benefit rhino herbs - Threats to Rhino - Rhino Threats - Save the Rhino. The idea behind a colon cleanse process is to eliminate the toxins which have built up in your digestive system.