Black Rhinos and Mopane Leaves

Black rhinos, giraffe and elephant seem particularly fond of the leaves of the mopane, a tree species characteristic of southern Africa’s major remaining wilderness area, the Miombo-Mopane Woodlands and Grasslands.  The mopane tree is known by several other common names, including balsam tree, turpentine tree and butterfly tree, the latter name due to the unique…

25 Things You Might Not Know About Rhinos

The word rhinoceros is a combination of two Greek words – rhino (nose) and ceros (horn). There are five living species of rhinoceros – white, black, greater one-horned, Javan and Sumatran. In addition, a number of other animals have rhinoceros as part of their names, including the rhinoceros auklet, rhinoceros beetle, rhinoceros chameleon, rhinoceros cockroach,…

Your help is urgently needed to fight poaching in Southern Africa

Driven by demand from growing markets in Vietnam and China, the poaching crisis in Africa continues. Well-equipped, highly-organized, and dangerous poaching networks have killed at least 600 white and black rhinos this year. Your support provides funding to strengthen anti-poaching teams and security in critical rhino reserves and to stem demand for rhino horn in…