I think we can all agree that hunting rhinos is a bad idea, but at least two suspected poachers learned that the hard way earlier this week. In a showcase of nature’s brutality, the BBC reports rangers at the Shibuya game reserve in South Africa stumbled on a pretty gruesome find on Tuesday: the mangled remains of at…
The death of Sudan, the last male northern white rhino, has Earther’s staff really bummed. His death at age 45 was a major loss for the conservation community and the fate of his species now rests on in vitro fertilization.
Death did not sneak up on Sudan, the last male northern white rhino, who was put to sleep on Monday after a months-long battle with a number of health complications. He was 45, and there will never be another animal quite like him.
The health of the world’s last male northern white rhino, Sudan, is rapidly declining, bringing the subspecies’ inevitable extinction closer to a reality. Even as scientists and conservationists work on an ambitious in vitro fertilization effort, there’s little reason for hope that the 45-year-old Sudan and his two…
Sometimes, a photograph expresses something more powerful than any number of words. That’s the case with this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year winner, a brutal shot of a rhino that was murdered and left intact except for its horn.
In a lush conservation park in central Kenya, the world’s last three northern white rhinos are unable to breed. When they die, the subspecies will go extinct. That is unless a complex, controversial plan involving tissue cryobanks and test tube embryos can actually work.
It sounds like the plot of a Hollywood science-fiction movie. An alien species is dying. Their only hope is for a brood of artificially fertilised eggs created from the preserved DNA of some of the last survivors to be brought back to life in a future world where (hopefully) conditions are better suited to them.
This is the first video ever capture of a cat riding a rhino. And man, it does not look like an easy ride. It’s basically a real life Timon and Pumbaa.
This rhino is loaded with technology: it has a camera embedded in its horn, a GPS transmitter around its neck and a heartrate monitor tracking its pulse. But it’s not just some weird wearables experiment—it’s an attempt to stop poaching.
It's one of the rarest rhinos in the world, but in Nepal's Chitwan National Park, a former royal hunting reserve, almost 500 of the mythical beasts live mostly in peace.
Animals often have to be relocated by conservation organizations. Sometimes it's to move them to safety, farther away from poachers, and sometimes it's to introduce new genes into a population. NatGeo photographer Emma Gatland joined a group from Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife for a white rhino relocation effort in Kwa Zulu…
I have no idea why Las Vegas' Red Rock Casino had this Amazing Spider-Man 2 poster up, but these (fuzzy, awkwardly angled) photos contain our first looks at two of the seemingly millions of bad guys in the movie. It's after the jump, in case you consider it a spoiler (or would prefer to wait for better pics).
If you were wondering exactly how The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was going to transform Paul Giamatti into the fearsome Rhino, a few new set pics have come out that possibly reveal his costume. Possible spoilers ahead...
Whoa. Marc Webb has tweeted out our first look at Paul Giamatti as Aleksei Sytsevich, a.k.a the Rhino, and man, he does not look like his usual Paul Giamatti self. It looks like he is definitely bringing the rage to the Rhino.
The Javan rhino is incredibly rare and endangered — and now we hope they'll get safeguarded better than ever, following a quadrupling of cameras used to monitor the critically endangered giants.
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…
Get ready for eternal life and better sex: Russians scientists working on a Siberian mammoth graveyard have found unknown bacterium DNA which, according to preliminary lab results, effectively extends mice's life-as well as other things.