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S. Africa wants to take rhino DNA samples

South Africa wants to send officials to Hong Kong to help investigate the city's largest seizure of rhino horns.

Friday, 18 November, 2011, 12:00am

Ramble in the jungle

Hearing the soft calls, woo woo-ooh, I look up, searching the canopy for gibbons. Above the soaring tree trunks, there seems to be only dense foliage. Our guide points up and there's movement: a gibbon swings from one branch to another, halts and casually hangs from one hand while picking small fruit with the other.

18 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

The oldest of furry rhinos

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.

The find has led researchers to think that some giants such as woolly mammoths, great sloths and sabre-tooth cats may have evolved in highlands before the Ice Age.

14 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Channel hop

Raising three energetic toddlers is a full-time project for even the most competent of parents but when the brood consists of a rhinoceros, a warthog and a hyena, it takes an enormous amount of expertise and creativity to keep chaos at bay. Child-proofing the pantry takes a barricade of furniture; Sunday morning snuggles in ma and pa's bed becomes a dangerous undertaking.

7 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Dark days for the rare rhinos left to the mercy of poachers

Demoralised park wardens complain of a lack of resources

Weak government is causing a surge in poaching of an endangered rhinoceros species, according to Nepali national park officials.

2 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

treasured rhino cups on display

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.

18 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Rhinoceroses to invade subways

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.

13 Sep 2004 - 12:00am


I refer to the report from The Independent, headlined 'Misguided conservation decision puts an Asian antelope on the brink of extinction' (South China Morning Post, February 14) which reported that 'in the early 1990s the World Wide Fund for nature (WWF) . . . actively promoted saiga horn as an alternative to the horn of endangered rhinos, used in traditional Chinese medicine'.

25 Feb 2003 - 12:00am

Dangerous Game

ANY TIME IS A bad time for a helicopter's engine to fail, but 50 metres off the ground is especially dire. Jason De Carteret had been shepherding blue wildebeest towards a trap for relocation. Having rescued some 10,000 game animals in southern Africa, largely from dying of starvation on overgrazed lands, he's a modern day Noah.

2 Sep 2000 - 12:00am

Companies urged to adopt a rhino

A CRUSADING Cathay Pacific pilot who is working to save endangered rhinos wants companies to start adopting the rare beasts.

Paul McIntosh is campaigning to halt the demand for rhino horn in traditional Chinese medicine by educating schoolchildren and promoting safaris.

2 Feb 1997 - 12:00am