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Botswana Black Rhino Translocations

In late March, South African wildlife biologists launched an operation that will help re-establish a viable black rhino population in Botswana, where the species was previously extirpated.  Led by veterinarian Markus Hofmyer, a field team captured six black rhinos in Kruger National Park, acclimating them initially in protected shelters (bomas) before a planned translocation to…

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“Crockett” the first Southern Black Rhino born in a private breeding facility in North America

“Crockett” is the first southern black rhino born at a private breeding facility in North America since IRF launched the Southern Black Rhino Sustainability program in 2012. The program involves well-coordinated breeding efforts between North American, South American and Australian institutions, the pairings designed to establish a viable, managed population that could eventually provide animals…

Black Rhino Friday

The day after the American Thanksgiving holiday has come to be known as Black Friday. Although its name has a rather ominous sound, it marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping season and has a very positive commercial context. Black Friday is regarded by many as the day that businesses begin to show a profit…

Give a Hand for Rhinos

Through the end of the year, the International Rhino Foundation will be sharing the latest information on the status of each of the five rhino species, including a wish list for helping to turn the population crisis around for that species. There are five species of rhinos, and it is our wish that all five…