Helicopter airlifts orphaned baby rhinos found next to their slaughtered mothers

Helicopter airlifts orphaned baby rhinos found next to their slaughtered mothers

An emergency helicopter service is rescuing rhinos that get injured or orphaned by heartless poachers. Since its launch in 2018, Rhino 911 has been called out hundreds of times. Baby rhinos airlifted to safety included one-month-old Lottie, found desperately trying to suckle from her slaughtered mum. Pilot and co-founder of the South African charity, Nico Jacobs, said: […]

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From safaris to slaughter: Butchered for valuable horns, rhinos are among the tragic victims in a new poaching epidemic – as Africa’s deserted game reserves lose the tourist millions that protected its wildlife wonders

From safaris to slaughter: Butchered for valuable horns, rhinos are among the tragic victims in a new poaching epidemic – as Africa’s deserted game reserves lose the tourist millions that protected its wildlife wonders

When Prince Harry was seeking to impress Meghan Markle in the early days of their courtship, he took her on a surprise trip to Botswana, the African country he used to call his ‘second home’. There they celebrated her 36th birthday in a $2,000-a-night deluxe tent at the Meno a Kwena safari camp on the […]

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Taxidermist is jailed for 56 weeks for illegally trading rhino horns and tiger teeth after photos of him posing next to his animal trophy collection at his parents’ home sparked probe

Taxidermist is jailed for 56 weeks for illegally trading rhino horns and tiger teeth after photos of him posing next to his animal trophy collection at his parents’ home sparked probe

A ‘brazen’ taxidermist has been locked up for the second time after admitting illegally trading black rhino horns and tiger skulls. Aaron Halstead, from Burnley, Lancashire, was handed a 56 week jail term after using false documents to sell rhino horns to ‘rich’ buyers in China for £63,000. The 29-year-old had also illegally acquired tiger […]

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