April 8, 2012 |
HANOI, Vietnam - Nguyen Huong Giang loves to party but loathes hangovers, so she ends her whiskey benders by tossing back shots of rhino horn ground with water on a special ceramic plate. Her father gave her the 4-inch brown horn as a gift, claiming it cures everything from headaches to cancer. Vietnam has become so obsessed with the fingernail-like substance that it now sells for more than cocaine. "I don't know how much it costs," said Giang, 24, after showing off the horn in her high-rise apartment overlooking the capital, Hanoi.
September 27, 2012 |
GAUHATI, India - Veterinarians struggled Wednesday to save the life of a rare rhinoceros after poachers shot it and cut off its horn after it wandered out of a flooded national park in northeastern India. The attack on the one-horned rhino sparked outrage in the state of Assam, home to the world's largest concentration of the rare rhino. Footage of the bleeding rhino with its horn removed and a cut to its ear were broadcast on local television. "It is a sad day for Assam," said Somyadeep Dutta, an environmentalist.
May 14, 1990 |
"Songs That Got Us Through WW II," a CD compilation from Rhino, the specialists in '50s-'60s rock and zany offshoots, brings together 18 big band and pop tracks from the early '40s, all tied to World War II either through lyrics ("White Cliffs of Dover") or sentiment. The musical ground is certainly fertile, and one suspects Rhino is testing the waters here, trying to determine whether (1) older folks are joining the CD-buying crowd, or (2) younger folks are curious about pre-rock pop music.
June 20, 2016 |
The safari elephant made her way cautiously through dense tropical undergrowth and halted abruptly. Before us we saw an agitated ripple spread through the tall grass. Must be a very large animal! Chitwan National Park in Nepal is a World Heritage site and a popular place for viewing wildlife, especially one-horned Indian rhinoceroses. Perhaps the best view is from the back of an elephant. And I had come a long way for this once-in-a-lifetime experience. We left for the safari early in the morning.
August 20, 1991 |
Life goes on at the Philadelphia Zoo as staff members continue to ease their grief over the deaths of Kutenga the elephant and Bung the orangutan, by following the antics of the newest member of their extended family - a 150- pound bundle of joy now living the Pachyderm House. "Little Dhaulagiri gets bolder day by day, exploring his pen and playing games with his mother, Xavira. He likes best to run up and across her back when she tries to take a nap," said keeper Brian McCampbell.
October 8, 1994 |
Billy and Xaviera, the Philadelphia Zoo's resident Indian rhinos, are once again remodeling their Pachyderm House pen into a playpen. Their new daughter Penny, a 100-pound little bundle of joy who stands 2 1/ 2-feet tall on wobbly legs, was born Wednesday. She goes on public display today, according to zoo spokeswoman Ingrid Fowler. She's the fifth calf born to the couple in the past decade. Their first calf, the first rhinoceros ever born in Philadelphia, died 18 hours after her troubled birth in February 1984.
January 30, 2014 |
Kimye wedding will be on TV! Good news for those who were heartbroken that the birth of Kim Kardashian 's baby North wasn't simulcast live on network TV: Kim and North's papa, Kanye West , will televise their wedding! So claims Anonymous Source , who tells RadarOnline that scenes from the June Paris wedding will be shown on E!'s Keeping Up With the Kardashians . The best part: E! will pay for the multimillion-dollar sideshow. The source says E!'s offer to pick up the tab clinched the deal for Kanye.
January 29, 2016 |
AS HOMICIDE DETECTIVES combed through Nakia Pyatt's apartment Jan. 16 looking for clues to identify the masked man who kicked down his door and shot him to death, Pyatt's dog, Rhino, lay bleeding under his owner's bed. Rhino did not whimper or whine. He just waited - for six hours - while the bullet wound in his groin oozed blood and police wandered through the Frankford apartment where he and Pyatt lived. Then, around 4 a.m. as Pyatt's sister, Ivory Poinsett, spoke with homicide investigators on the apartment building's front porch, Rhino came out from under the bed and joined them outside.
October 8, 1994 |
Penny, a newborn Indian rhino, debuted yesterday with her mother, Xaviera, at the Philadelphia Zoo. The little one, a member of an endangered species, weighed in at 100 pounds, stands about 2 1/2 feet tall, and consumes a gallon of her mother's milk a day. She was born about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday.
February 3, 2016 |
IVORY POINSETT knows there are bad people in this world and she knows there are bad people right here in Philadelphia. She knows this because one of them killed her brother last month and has yet to be caught. But after Poinsett shared her brother's story - and the story of his dog, Rhino, who survived being shot during her brother's murder - Poinsett knows there are a lot of good people in Philly too, some of whom stepped up to cover Rhino's $2,800 vet bill last week after reading his story.