Rhinos

Mguu (right) is the newest member of the southern white rhino family at the North Carolina Zoo.
Moriah Angott / North Carolina Zoo

A southern white rhino calf born at the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro earlier this winter has expressive fluttering ears and, according to zookeepers, particularly big feet. Now she has the name to go with that solid footing. 

Courtesy of David Hambridge

In the award-winning documentary “Kifaru,” director and North Carolina State University alumnus David Hambridge follows two young Kenyan caretakers charged with protecting Sudan, the last male northern white rhinoceros in the world.

NC Zoo, Rhino, Mammals, Breeding
Leoneda Inge / WUNC

The North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro has been celebrating the births of two southern white rhinoceroses this summer. It’s part of a breeding program to help preserve the large mammals. But don't hold your breath waiting for a rhino to be born – it has taken more than 40 years for these rhino calves to be born in North Carolina.

Corporal Simon Irungu and a platoon of armed guards at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya watch over four of the last seven northern white rhinos in existence.
Ami Vitale / http://magazine.nature.org/features/the-price-of-poaching.xml

For indigenous tribes in Kenya, land is everything.