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South Africa grants annual hunting and export permit to kill 10 critically endangered black rhinoceros

The South African government has granted annual hunting and export permits for big game including 10 critically endangered black rhinoceros and a similar number of leopards. It also gave permission for more than 100 elephants to be killed, in keeping with international laws on the trade of endangered species, saying its elephant population was growing […]

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30 endangered South Africa white rhinos flown to Rwanda to replenish their species’ population

Thirty endangered white rhinos have arrived in Rwanda after a long journey from South Africa in a Boeing 747 with conservationists hailing it as the largest single transfer of the species ever undertaken. The majestic animals, which can weigh up to two tonnes, travelled some 3,400km from South Africa‚Äôs Phinda Private Game Reserve as part […]

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Scientist retires one of the world’s last two northern white rhinos from breeding program

Scientists have retired one of the world’s last two northern white rhinos from a breeding programme trying to save the species from extinction. The decision to stop harvesting 32-year-old Najin’s eggs followed an “ethical risk assessment” that considered her age and other factors. Neither Najin nor her daughter Fatu are able to carry a rhino […]

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Last of the known Sumatran rhino dies in Malaysia

The Sumatran rhino is now officially extinct in Malaysia, with the death of the last known specimen. The 25-year-old female named Iman died on Saturday on the island of Borneo. She had cancer. Malaysia’s last male Sumatran rhino died in May this year. The Sumatran rhino once roamed across Asia, but has now almost disappeared […]