Tag: rhinoceros

Disappointing results of rhino skin graft

Thandi is an unusual rhino. Not only did she survive a brutal poaching attack last year, when she lost her horn as well as several of her herd companions, this resilient rhino from South Africa’s Kariega Game Reserve is now helping to break new ground in veterinary surgery, through trialling […]

Female recovers, but fatal white rhino disease remains a mystery

A female rhinoceros exhibiting symptoms of a condition which claimed the lives of four of her conspecifics appears to have overcome her illness, despite exhaustive testing failing to identify the aetiological agent. The mystery illness claimed the lives of four adult White Rhinoceros at Taronga Western Plains Zoo within a […]