“Fortress Conservation”- Saving ‘Big Boy’

Banner image – A generic White rhino picture Saving ‘Big Boy’ There is a rhino, a bull White rhino around 10 years old, on a game/rhino farm somewhere in South Africa. The rhino’s nickname is ‘Big Boy’ and he’s in his prime. Big Boy’s actual location is unknown to outsiders, to ensure his whereabouts in his […]

Rhino Calves: Life with Mother and the Herd, Plus Thembi Turns One Year Old

This first video presents more information about life for young white rhino calves with mother and the rest of the herd (or “crash” as a group of rhino is also called). Excerpt from the original video description: Rhino calves stand up within one hour, immediately attempting to suckle and the Mother and calf become inseparable […]

All About Rhino Births and Life for Young Calves

Here’s a brief but informative video that presents facts about female rhinos’ gestation periods, rhino births, and the lives of newborn calves. Video description reads: Every two and a half to five years, a female rhino will reproduce. Female rhinos carry their young for a gestation period of 15 to 16 months. They usually only […]

Northern White Rhino, Nola, Dies at Safari Park

Some sad news today as San Diego Zoo Safari Park announced that, due to a worsening bacterial infection and age-related health problems, a 41-year old female white rhino named “Nola” was euthanized. You can read more about Nola and veterinarians’ attempts to address her health issues at The San Diego Union-Tribune’s article. Nola’s death leaves […]

Time is Running Out for Sudan, the Last Male Northern White Rhino

At 42 years old, the last male northern white rhino, named “Sudan,” spends the rest of his life at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in central Kenya’s Laikipia. Armed guards provide 24-hour surveillance to ensure his security. Meanwhile, attempts to breed Sudan with the female white rhinos at this park have failed. The only hope for saving these white rhinos […]