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Cincinnati Zoo’s Famous Sumatran Rhino Emi Has Died

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In a heartbreaking setback to Sumatran rhino conservation, the Cincinnati Zoo’s beloved Emi has died. Emi the Sumatran rhino (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) was the heart of the world’s only successful captive breeding program for the critically endangered species. Rhishja Cota-LarsonI am the founder of Annamiticus, an educational nonprofit organization which provides news and information about wildlife […]

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Saving the Sumatran Rhino: Is ‘Sustainable Palm Oil’ Just Another Corporate Buzz Word?

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Sumatran Rhinos are in danger of becoming extinct sooner rather than later: Only about 200 individuals are still surviving. In addition to continued poaching (fueled by the thriving illegal rhino horn market in China), habitat destruction for palm oil in Indonesia and Malaysia is taking its toll on this fragile species. Rhishja Cota-LarsonI am the […]

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