Kevin Pietersen's second innings: Former England player is now committed to saving rhinos from extinction
As a cricketer, Kevin Pietersen made a name for himself by never backing down from a fight. After his England career ended, he discovered a new calling and now finds himself in the middle of a bigger fight ― saving rhinos from extinction.
The female rhino Iman had uterine tumours since her capture in March 2014 and died due to natural causes.
Assam’s rhino habitats are being overtaken by invasive plant species; will timely solutions be found?
Each of Assam state’s four rhino reserves currently faces threats from invasive plants including Parthenium, Mimosa, Mikania and water hyacinth
The search for a second home for the species has been on for nearly 8 years with no results as yet.
2018 saw the murder of Rachel Katumwa, the first female wildlife ranger to be killed while on duty.
Between 2005 and 2017, 147 black rhinos were transferred to new habitats in Kenya, the government said.
There are only two northern white rhino known to be alive today — both infertile females.
The anti-poaching unit found a high-powered rifle, wire cutters and an ax along with the remains.
At least three suspected poachers who were apparently hunting for rhinos have been mauled to death and eaten by lions on a game reserve in South Africa, the owner said on Thursday
World's last male northern white rhino dead; 45-year-old Sudan stole many hearts with his dignity and strength
The world's last male northern white rhino, Sudan, has died after "age-related complications," researchers announced on Tuesday, saying he "stole the heart of many with his dignity and strength."
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday ordered a probe into the rhino killing in Kaziranga National Park recently.
Businessman John Hume is also fighting to legalise international trade in horns, which has been outlawed since 1977, for rhino welfare.
A rhino has been killed by poachers, the third such case in the last 40 days in Kaziranga National Park of Assam, a senior forest official said on Tuesday.
A rhino and a poacher were killed in Kaziranga National Park in Assam today. Forest Department officials said, taking the toll of rhinos killed to 11 this year and three so far this month.
The horn was sawn off and taken away by the poachers after gunning down the animal, the officials said.
A massive combing operation has been launched in the park and its adjoining areas to nab the poachers.
The carcass was spotted during the routine patrolling by forest guards near Tohola camp in Agaratoli Range of the Park yesterday evening, they said, adding that the rhino was suspected to have been killed on Wednesday night.