This blind rhino’s infrared security system could help stop poachers

Munu, a blind black rhino in South Africa, is protected with a series of thermal security cameras. (Kyle Torrens/) When conservationist and White Lion Foundation director Brett Barlow took in a blind black rhinoceros that had been found wandering through the South African bush in 2019, he did so knowing that the animal would need […]

Only two northern white rhinos remain. And they’re both female.

There were fewer than 100 southern white rhinoceroses (Ceratotherium simum simum) a century ago. Today, there are over 20,000. Sadly, this success story only stretches as far as the southern subspecies of the white rhino. With the death of the last male in 2018, the northern white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum cottoni) has passed the point […]