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The International Rhino Keeper Association: Rhino Keepers Saving Rhinos

There are many tricks of the trade when it comes to zookeeping, but unlike many fields where this info might be heavily guarded secrets, Zookeepers WANT to share this information with each other – because it’s for the benefit of all animals. The International Rhino Keeper Association (IRKA) was created for just that intention. Since…

IRF RESPONSE TO RHINO POACHING AT THOIRY ZOO IN FRANCE

The international rhino poaching crisis has now reached Europe. Conservation groups across the world are saddened to hear of the tragic killing of a young male rhino at the Thoiry Zoo just outside of Paris. “Rhino poaching has historically targeted wild populations,” said Dr. Susie Ellis, Executive Director of the International Rhino Foundation. “This is…

15th International Elephant & Rhino Conservation and Research Symposium

15th International Elephant & Rhino Conservation and Research Symposium Singapore Zoo, November 14-18, 2016 Presented by: International Elephant Foundation and International Rhino Foundation Hosted: Widlife Reserves Singapore Pressures on wild populations of elephants and rhinos are increasing at an alarming rate, with poachers killing both species at unsustainable levels. Wildlife habitat continues to shrink while…