Rhinos stand at a water hole in Mkomazi rhino sanctuary on in Mkomazi, Tanzania.
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September 22, 2012 On World Rhino Day, people across the globe celebrate the rhinoceros and raise awareness to save all five species.
A rhino dangling from a helicopter is transported to a safer home.
November 9, 2011 Researchers use a new, gentler technique to transport 19 rhinos out of a poacher-plagued region in South Africa.
In late July, the Brussels Royal Institute for Natural Sciences Museum was among those targeted by horn robbers.
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August 26, 2011 Thieves are ripping the horns off long-dead rhinos who in some cases have stood in natural history museums for decades. Driving the market: Traditional beliefs in some Asian cultures that rhino horn powder is a medicine and an aphrodisiac.
July 19, 2010 S. African rhino deaths from poaching increase.
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