BBC News about Rhinoceroses
Worst year yet for SA rhino poaching
More white rhinos were illegally killed in South Africa in 2013 than in any previous year according to government figures.
Rhino horn DNA database introduced
A new DNA database is being set up to hold genetic information on all the rhinoceros horn in the UK in an attempt to stop its theft and trade.
Rhino 'taboo' must go says S Africa
South African officials warn a major conservation meeting that the poaching of rhinos is likely to reach record levels this year.
Call to lift ban on rhino horn trade
Humanely shaving the horns of live rhinos and legalising the trade could save the species say scientists.
Record number of SA rhinos killed
Poachers have killed a record number of rhinos in South Africa this year, with 455 slaughtered so far, the government says.
Sumatran rhino born in captivity
A Sumatran rhinoceros, one of the world's most endangered species, gives birth in Indonesia, the fourth recorded case of one being born in captivity.
Team probes rhino's foot mystery
Scientists attempt to find out how rhinos are able to support their massive weight on their stumpy little feet.
Javan rhino 'extinct in Vietnam'
The critically endangered Javan rhino is now extinct in Vietnam after the last surviving animal was killed, according to a report by conservation groups.
Africa rhinos face poaching crisis
Rhino populations in Africa are facing the "worst poaching crisis for decades" as more than 800 are killed in the past three years, say conservationists.
Man jailed for rhino horn smuggling bid
A man who pleaded guilty to attempting to smuggle a rhino horn worth hundreds of thousands of pounds through Manchester Airport has been sentenced to 12 months in prison.
Rhino horn smuggler is sentenced
A man from Preston who tried to smuggle rhino horns through Manchester Airport is jailed for 12 months.
SA police smash 'rhino horn ring'
Some conservation organisations in Africa are operating a shoot-to-kill policy against poachers, to protect endangered species, a study says.
Zoo's newborn rhino weighs 13st
A newborn rhino born at a Bedfordshire zoo has been unveiled to the public just over a week after it was born and it already weighs 13 stone (82kg).
Kenya makes massive seizure of ivory and rhino horns
Some two tonnes of ivory and five rhino horns are seized in Kenya's main airport in boxes labelled as avocados for export to Malaysia.
Rhino poaching on the increase in South Africa
The South African wildlife service says poaching of rhinos is escalating at an unprecedented rate.
Critically endangered Sumatra rhino expecting calf
Conservationists in Indonesia have announced a breakthrough in their efforts to save the critically endangered Sumatran rhino.
'Global surge' in rhino poaching
Rhino poaching around the world is on the rise despite efforts to protect the animals, a report warns.