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September 22, 2021
Watch the announcement of this year's Ig Nobel Transportation Prize, awarded to a Cornell-led team for their research on whether it's safer for rhinos to be transported upside-down or on their side.
September 22, 2021
A Cornell-led study that hung rhinoceroses upside down to see what effect it had on the animals to aid conservation efforts has been awarded one of this year's Ig Nobel prizes.
May 21, 2021
The third Friday of May is Endangered Species Day. Primarily as a result of human activities, our planet’s biodiversity is shrinking at an unprecedented rate. The Cornell Wildlife Health Center is proud to support a diverse range of species and ecosystems through our work.
April 05, 2021
A research team led by Cornell's Dr. Robin Radcliffe found that airlifting critically endangered black rhinos upside down when moving them away from poaching hotspots is better for rhino health than lying them down on stretchers.
February 09, 2021
In an effort to save endangered rhinos, Cornell researchers and Namibian colleagues found that transporting rhinos upside down from helicopters was safe and quick.
January 28, 2021
To keep rhinos safe from poaching and to distribute individuals across habitats, management teams must often tranquilize rhinos in remote areas that cannot be accessed by roads — this often leaves one option: airlifting them out via helicopter.
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January 18, 2021
In a new study published in the Journal of Wildlife Diseases, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine scientists have found that when moving endangered rhinoceroses in an effort to save the species, hanging them upside down by their feet is the safest way to go.
December 09, 2020
The Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine has released its 2020 Annual Report, detailing its progress in its key strategic priority areas, including "Advances in Animal, Human and Ecosystem Health."
September 09, 2020
Cornell veterinary student Alexander Levitskiy ’24 reflects on his experience working in Indonesia last summer as part of an international program that exposes students to wildlife conservation work.
December 13, 2018
Cornell undergraduate Montana Stone ’19 is documenting the normal vocalizations of Javan rhinos for the first time. The recordings will allow scientists to better monitor the Javan rhino population, gain insights into group dynamics and structure, and potentially help to identify ideal candidates for eventual translocation to establish a second population.