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Five Million in Rhino Horns Seized in Thailand
31 May

Five Million in Rhino Horns Seized in Thailand

For decades Asia has been the hub for illegal trading of rhino horns. And while China is largely considered to be the main purchaser of the horns, the fact is that today the rhino horn industry has spread throughout the region. Vietnam is now the heaviest buyer of illegal rhino horns and Thailand has a thriving black market as well. In fact, in mid-March Thai authorities seized a huge cache of rhino horns – one of the largest in recent history....

The Big Myths Driving the Rhino Horn Industry
29 May

The Big Myths Driving the Rhino Horn Industry

Modern medicine has helped create real life miracles, in numerous ways. But while science is continually helping to expand our understanding of the body and how to heal it or prolong life, there are plenty of long-held myths that are impacting other species on this planet. A perfect example of this? The rhino horn industry and the insane prices that are born as a result of the myths behind it. Consider that an average rhino horn weighs between 2.9 and 3.7...

What is the Rhino Habitat and How Many are Alive Today?
26 May

What is the Rhino Habitat and How Many are Alive Today?

Millions of years ago, numerous species of rhinos were dispersed around the world – including giant ones towering 5 meters tall. Today, however, only 5 species remain: White Rhino Black Rhino Indian Rhino Sumatran Rhino Javan Rhino Most of the world’s rhinos are white and black rhino species living in the savannas of Africa. The remaining types of rhinos are found in India, Nepal, and other Asian regions like Borneo. Of these, only a few remain. The natural habitat for rhinos varies greatly, and includes dense forest...

Horn Cut Off and Rhino Murdered at French Zoo
24 May

Rhino’s Horn Cut Off and Rhino Murdered at French Zoo

It’s no secret that rhinos are being murdered throughout Africa, all for fast profit by selling their horns on the black market. But poachers are getting far bolder, and their boldest move yet has occurred in Paris at the Thoiry Zoo, located just west of the city. In early March, 2017, poachers broke into the zoo and killed a 4 year old rhino, then proceeded to use a chainsaw to cut off its horn. Vince the rhino was found dead the...

How Many Rhinos are Left?
22 May

How Many Rhinos are Left?

Despite the best efforts of the endangered species designation and the efforts of conservation organizations like Rhino 911, some animals still face a rocky road back to stable population numbers. Of all the various endangered species out there today, rhinos are among the most threatened due to the greed of mankind. The demand for rhino horns have driven up the cost to as much as $100,000 per kilogram. Plenty of poachers are willing to slaughter these animals for profit and quickly...

25 Apr

Founding RHINO 911

The idea for Rhino 911 started in September 2015, when Fred and Nico met by chance in a business meeting. During the meeting, Nico talked ...

18 Apr

Five White Rhinos Poached Over the Weekend

On Sunday, 22nd January 2017, Rhino 911 received a call from one of the North West Parks.  Five white rhino bulls were poached over the weekend.  We flew out to look for possible leads, more carcasses and poachers.  This reserve was hit really hard, losing five rhinos in one day. ...

23 Mar

Czech Zoo Cuts Off Rhino Horns Due to Fear of Poachers

By Katie Mettler March 22 at 6:14 AM A zookeeper removes a horn of rhino at the zoo Dvur Kralove, Czech Republic. (Dvur Kralove Zoo/European Pressphoto Agency) A zookeeper removes a horn of rhino at the zoo Dvur Kralove, Czech Republic. (Dvur Kralove Zoo/European Pressphoto Agency) The savage work of poachers once concentrated in the wild of Africa and Asia moved metropolitan earlier this month when assailants at a wildlife park near Paris fatally shot a captive rhinoceros three times...

12 Mar

Helicopters, rhinos new friend

By Rebecca Hawkins September 19, 2016 11:24 RHINO 911 using their Bell 407GT to bring a veterinary team to help a rhino that had just been shot by poachers using an AK47. Rhino911 will operate a Bell 407GT in an attempt to curb the problem of illegal Rhino poaching in South Africa. The non-profit organization established by Fred Hees, President of BBM Inc. in cooperation with Heli Africa Wildlife will use the Bell 407GT to try and reduce the rising...

12 Mar

RHINO 911 Crew Rescues Baby Rhino After Poaching Incident

RHINO 911 crew loads “Jaime” on to the BELL 407GT Helicopter after being attacked by poachers and losing her mother. RHINO 911 received a call for help on Sunday 12 March 2017 from Steve Dell at Pilanesberg Nature Reserve to locate an orphaned calf whose mother was poached last night in one of the other North West Parks. RHINO 911 pilot Nico Jacobs & veterinarian Dr. Gerhardus Scheepers flew took the Bell 407GT helicopter and...

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