one horned rhino

A one horned rhino grazes at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam, India. The park was reopened for tourists on 1 November. It shelters some 93 rhinos and is grappling with problems of food scarcity for the herbivores because of increasing presence of large numbers of domestic cattle inside the park.

Photograph: Anuwar Ali Hazarika / Barcroft I

An Indian one-horned rhino (Rhinoceros unicornis) feeds her new born baby inside the Pobitora wildlife sanctuary in Morigaon, Assam, India. Pobitora has the highest population of one horned Rhino in the world.It is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List, as populations are fragmented and restricted to less than 20,000 km2 (7,700 sq mi). Moreover, the extent and quality of the rhino’s most important habitat, alluvial grassland and riverine forest, is considered to be in decline due to human and livestock encroachment.
Photograph: AnuwarAliHazarika/BarcroftImages

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A 9-week-old greater one-horned rhino calf made her debut at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park today, under the watchful eye of her attentive mother. The pair came out of the Park’s maternity corral, and mother Alta led her calf around the Safari Park’s 40-acre Asian Plains habitat. While the calf walked, a layer of young, pink skin could be spied underneath the folds of her thickening, armor-like, dark gray top layer of skin. More info.

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Finally, the scheming fox makes their move! Using the Core Gears, Kyuemon has created his own loyal “Dark Ninja” disciples: “Speed Ninja” Falcon, “Puppet Ninja” Black Ant, “Substitution Ninja” Badger, “Very Strong Ninja” One-horned Rhino, and the mecha Karakuri Kyuubi. They each utilize the Izayoi-style Shurikens.

Kyuemon’s past, revealed! In order to become the Last Ninja’s disciple, the young Kyuemon studied both Italian and the Igasaki Clan’s Ninjutsu alongside Tsumuji Igasaki. However, he betrayed his master after being denied the End Shuriken. Kinji’s reason for wanting the End Shuriken is revealed as well: he wanted to revive his family but has now made peace with it.

Meanwhile, Takaharu gets a girlfriend!? Kikiyo Kousaka, a kunoichi of the Iseki Clan, appears before the Ninningers. Joining her is her master, Rock Iseki, who is also in love with Kikiyo!