Category: Rhinos in History


Facing Down a Crisis: How We Almost Lost the White Rhino

When talking about the Southern White rhino (Ceratotherium simum simum), we generally speak of the species as a conservation success…View Full Release »


The Curse of the Unicorn – #NationalUnicornDay

In his book, The Future of Life, biologist Edward O. Wilson had this to say about the first time he…View Full Release »


Sumatran Rhino Ancestors: The Woolly Rhino

Oddly enough, the Sumatran rhinos of southeast Asia – the smallest and most endangered rhinos in the world – are…View Full Release »


The rarest of the world's five species of rhino

The Javan rhino is the rarest of the world’s five remaining rhino species, having lost most of its Asian tropical…View Full Release »


Historically, rhinos were not only killed for just their horns

In addition to their horns, rhinos have been killed through the ages for their meat and skin. In India, the…View Full Release »


Prehistoric rhinos: Horny or Not?

Black Rhino (Diceros bicornis), Pittsburgh Zoo It might seem strange, but the first members of the rhino family to appear on…View Full Release »


The Javan Rhino's Final Stronghold

By Bill Konstant, IRF Program Officer August 27, 1883.  It’s been called “the day the world exploded.”  One hundred and…View Full Release »


A Gift fit for a King … and Also a Pope!

Perhaps the most famous illustration of a rhinoceros ever made was an ink drawing or woodcut done nearly five centuries…View Full Release »