Focusing On The Conservation of Ecosystems, Habitats & Wildlife

Baby Black Rhinoceros born at Germany's Berlin Zoo




The Berlin Zoo received a special gift last week – a baby Indian Black Rhinoceros.  On February 7th, this calf which has still not been named has been a wonderful addition to the zoo.




According to some statistics, there are only about 3,600 Indian Black Rhinoceros left in the wild.

Zimbabwean Security Forces – Poaching? – Really?

In a news conference today, the leader of a U.N. program to protect endangered species charged Zimbabwean security forces of being involved in the poaching of elephants and rhinoceros.   In the last 2 years, the rhinoceros population has decreased so dramatically that it is now on the verge of extinction in Zimbabwe.


Mark Davis, DVM travels to Zimbabwe to assist in the translocation of endangered black rhinos.  He is a technical advisor for the IRF (International Rhino Foundation). Click on the play button to watch the “Horror and Hope” of the Black Rhino.





WWF has reported recently that the demand in Asia for the rhinoceros horn for medical use has spearheaded the poaching in Africa and Asia to an all time high.


Dr Susan Lieberman of WWF describes the severity of the situation by saying that:


“This is the worst rhino poaching we have seen in many years and it is critical for governments to stand up and take action to stop this deadly threat to rhinos worldwide. It is time to crack down on organized criminal elements responsible for this trade, and to vastly increase assistance to range countries in their enforcement efforts.”

Male Indian Rhinoceros Born at The Berlin Zoo

This Indian Rhinoceros calf was born Sunday in captivity at The Berlin Zoo to Mother Jhansi.  Indian rhinoceros are found in parts of India as well as Nepal.  There are approximately 3,000 Indian rhinos in the WILD today.   To read this article (CLICK HERE) or click on the photo below.


Male Indian Rhinoceros Calf and Mother: Photo found on Los Angeles Times Local "L.A. Unleashed", Photo taken by: Arno Burgi / European Pressphoto Agency