Scientists Call for Legal Sale of Rhino Horns to Help, Uh, Save Rhinos?
Reasonable people can probably agree that poaching endangered animals like a rhinoceros for their horns is foul play, but that doesn't stop it from being a huge industry. There have been efforts to stop rhino poaching, like a ban on the trading of rhino horns, but these efforts haven't worked. Now, in a weird Hail Mary play, four environmental scientists are calling for the international community to allow for a legal rhino horn trade in the hopes that it will curb the demand for illegal poaching.Read on...
Highly Preserved Fossil Rhino Found Flash Fried In Volcanic AshA team of European paleontologists have described s nine million-year-old rhinoceros skull in a nearly unbelievable state of preservation, thanks to the fact that it once belonged to a rhino who suffered the unlucky fate of being flash-cooked in volcanic ash. While it sounds like a pretty terrible way to go for the rhino, the immaculately preserved skull is a boon for researchers, who are getting a better look at the ancient mammal than they ever thought possible.Read on...