Hope for Harapan: Saving Sumatran Rhinos

In more ways than one, Harapan means "hope." Born at the Cincinnati Zoo 12 years ago today, Sumatran rhino Harapan captured the hearts of the many that met him. Now at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in Indonesia, Harapan has the opportunity to become part of the national conservation breeding strategy. With fewer than 80 of... Continue Reading →

Portrait of a Rhino Poacher, Part II

We have carefully considered how to tell the story of the unspeakable fate met daily by poached rhinos. While we don’t usually show graphic content, we believe that you as our supporter deserve to see, once in a while, what and whom we’re up against. We’ve invited our colleague Mick Reilly, Head of Conservation and... Continue Reading →

White Rhinos: The Most Social Rhinoceros

Besides mating and raising calves, most rhinos are solitary animals with limited tolerance for others- the exception being the White rhino. While not unusual to see a lone white rhino male or a single female and calf, they are the most gregarious of the 5 rhino species and can often be seen in groups of... Continue Reading →

Now open! 2018 Request for Research Proposals

The International Rhino Foundation (IRF) is requesting proposals for research that is directly applicable to management, propagation, and conservation of rhinoceros species under intensive protection and management in the wild or maintained ex situ. Proposals for research involving any scientific discipline(s) can be submitted and must directly address one of the targeted IRF research priorities... Continue Reading →

Ear-notching to identify rhinos

Ear-notching is one of several different methods that trackers use to identify individual rhinos in Zimbabwe’s Lowveld region. In combination with wireless transmitters, numbered ID tags and distinct physical markings, these tools help biologists monitor the movements, interactions, health and safety of all individuals within key populations.

How Five Bucks Can Save Five Species

Happy Cinco de Rhino! During this one day, we’re trying to raise $10,000 for rhino conservation – and to get people around the world talking about the importance of protecting endangered rhinos and their habitats. Can you help? $5 will provide one day’s fuel for anti-poaching patrols protecting Sumatran rhinos in Way Kambas National Park.... Continue Reading →

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