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Northern white rhino on countdown to extinction

With a depressing inevitability, the countdown to extinction for the northern white rhino continues. Nola, a 41 year old female living at San Diego Zoo, has been put down, after unsuccessful treatment for a bacterial infection. She was also suffering from arthritis and other age-related issues. This leaves only three of the sub-species remaining, one […]

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Kenya’s rhinos: the good, the bad and the ugly

It’s two years since we reported on ambitious plans to introduce rhinos to Borana Conservancy in Kenya’s Laikipia region, bucking the trend of many landowners who were removing rhinos in the face of poaching threats. Now there’s more good news: Borana and neighbouring Lewa Conservancy are dropping the fence separating the two properties, to create […]

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Great expectations

Meet Najin, one of the rarest mammals in the world. This critically endangered animal is a Northern white rhino and there are now only seven of them left on the planet; which is why everyone at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya, where she now lives, are crossing their fingers and hoping upon hope that Najin […]

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