A 29-day-old male southern white rhinoceros, weighing 80kg (12.6st), is seen with its mother, A-ju, at Leofoo village zoo. Officials will hold a public campaign to name the baby.

via Hsinchu, Taiwan — KRISHNA KUMAR SINGH

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When talking about “game-viewing”, most people immediately have images of Africa’s iconic Big Five flashing through their minds. And of course our recent trips to the Kruger National Park did not disappoint at all when it came to these most charismatic of African mammals, as well as many other furry creatures great and small. This […]

via Game-viewing in Kruger (May and June 2019) — de Wets Wild

Just as our Elephant started on its jaunty walk through the marshes, the nascent rays of the sun broke through the morning mist illuminating the beels scattered across the wetland in a golden glow. And there it was…standing tall and proud next to a much wallowed beel was our first rhinoceros, giving us an annoyed look at having walked in on him during his breakfast. Our Mahout moved the elephant closer to enable us to get a better look. We were so close now we could see the veins on his face and admire its formidable horn. Its back was slick with mud from its last wallow, and cattle egrets were having a ball hunting for treasure in the mud clots formed on its corrugated grey hide. The eye contact with us lasted a while in which my Nikon D7100 DSLR kept buzzing nonstop, till the rhino lost interest and resumed its meal….what a magnificent creature. There are about 3500 Great Indian One Horned Rhinoceros left in the wild today, of which Kaziranga harbors a staggering 2500, a figure that we totally believed after being overwhelmed by the sheer numbers of Rhinos that we saw over the next few days

via Travel Diaries – Kaziranga : A land lost in time — EXPERIENCES

Guy Gorney, 64, of Manhattan, Illinois, is identified as the hunter in a shocking video who killed a sleeping lion Gomey shot the lion whilst it was asleep; waking after the first shot and then taking another 2 shots from his gun before it was killed. He made the pathetic excuse for killing the […]

via USA: Waste of Space Gutless Trophy Hunter Guy Gorney of Illinois Shoots a SLEEPING Lion – and Claims He Did It To ‘Save Zebras’ ! — World Animals Voice

A statement from Susie Ellis, PhD, Executive Director, International Rhino Foundation “Tam”, a male Sumatran rhino whose estimated age was 35 years, died today in Sabah, Malaysia following a prolonged illness. Tam’s health had deteriorated in the last few months, Sabah Wildlife Department sources said. Tam passed away surrounded by the dedicated keepers and veterinary […]

via Mourning Tam: Sabah’s Last Male Sumatran Rhino — The International Rhino Foundation Blog