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  1. Infographics - Himalayas

    Older than expected

    Posted Sep 14th 2011, 12:00am by Adolfo Arranz

    ... Adolfo Arranz Researchers in the Himalayas have uncovered a woolly rhinoceros a million years older than the ones that roamed Europe and Asia in the ice age   ...

  2. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Rhino horns poisoned to stop poaching gangs in South Africa

    Posted Apr 06th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian Rhino horns poisoned to stop poaching gangs A game reserve in South Africa has taken the radical step of poisoning rhino horns so that people risk becoming "seriously ill" if they consume them. A spokesman for the Sabi Sand reserve ...

  3. News - World - WILDLIFE

    South African farmer plans to use US drones to protect rhinos

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Johannesburg Farmer aims to use US drones to protect rhinos A rhino farmer in South Africa is planning to use surveillance drones designed for the US military to combat poachers who are driving the animals towards extinction. Clive Vivier, ...

  4. News - World - SMUGGLING

    US jails Chinese mastermind of rhino horn smuggling ring for six years

    Posted May 28th 2014, 09:00pm by AP

    ... was the mastermind of an international ring that specialised in smuggling rhinoceros horns and elephant ivory via Hong Kong. Speaking through an interpreter, Li Zhifei, 30, expressed remorse and asked ... tape and hidden in porcelain vases. All species of the rhinoceros are protected under US and international law, and international trade in rhino horns and elephant ivory has been regulated ...

  5. treasured rhino cups on display

    Posted Apr 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jessie Hui Two intricately carved rhinoceros horn cups said to be Chinese national treasures are now on display at Baptist University (HKBU). One of the pieces is a black cup carved with a dragon motif while the other is a yellow-beige cup carved with a grape motif. Rhinoceros horns have been treasured since ancient times. They have been carved into objects of artistic value ...

  6. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    South African rhino poacher jailed for 77 years

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 01:22am by AFP

    ... Mozambique, a country where many poachers are recruited by international syndicates. Rhinoceros horns are prized as a status symbol in Asia, where they are falsely believed to possess medicinal ...

  7. Mane event

    Posted Jan 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Rachael Oakes-Ash

    ... Big cats are a highlight of bushwalking in South Africa, and there are plenty of other beasts to stalk too, writes Rachael Oakes-Ash In the savage bush of South Africa one is either predator or prey. From sundown to sun-up the daytime beauty of red earth, ...

  8. Rhinoceroses to invade subways

    Posted Sep 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jessie Hui Subways in Hong Kong will become stages for Prospects Theatre's interactive play SAR- Subway, Action, Rhinoceros. The play, inspired by the late Eugene Ionesco's absurd work Rhinoceros, is open to anyone aged 12 and over. Participants will attend workshops to learn how to make rhino masks that express the different behaviour of Hong Kong people. ...

  9. The oldest of furry rhinos

    Posted Sep 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Staff reporter A woolly rhinoceros fossil dug up by a team of Chinese and American scientists is believed to be the oldest of its kind yet found. It was found on the Tibetan Plateau. ... expected Researchers in the Himalayas have uncovered a woolly rhinoceros a million years older than the ones that roamed Europe and Asia in the ice age. Source: Britannica Encyclopaedia ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ivory

    Demonstrators plan to picket Hong Kong Art Museum's ivory display

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:02am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Demonstrators to picket museum's ivory display Dozens of people are expected to picket the Hong Kong Museum of Art today in protest at an exhibition featuring artefacts dating to the Qing and Ming dynasties made with rhinoceros and elephant ivory. A coalition of conservation groups wants the items removed from the exhibit. Protest organiser ...




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