Tiger Bone Rhino Horn

Tiger Bone   Rhino Horn

[The three “other categories” are Chinese caterpillar, donkey-hide gelatin, and
amber.] To a Westerner ... David Kellogg, an American who moved to China in
the early 1980s, wrote of his experiences in Hong Kong in his 1989 book, In
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Author: Richard Ellis

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1597269530

Category: Nature

Page: 312

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In parts of Korea and China, moon bears, black but for the crescent-shaped patch of white on their chests, are captured in the wild and brought to "bear farms" where they are imprisoned in squeeze cages, and a steel catheter is inserted into their gall bladders. The dripping bile is collected as a cure for ailments ranging from an upset stomach to skin burns. The bear may live as long as fifteen years in this state. Rhinos are being illegally poached for their horns, as are tigers for their bones, thought to improve virility. Booming economies and growing wealth in parts of Asia are increasing demand for these precious medicinals. Already endangered species are being sacrificed for temporary treatments for nausea and erectile dysfunction. Richard Ellis, one of the world's foremost experts in wildlife extinction, brings his alarm to the pages of Tiger Bone & Rhino Horn, in the hope that through an exposure of this drug trade, something can be done to save the animals most direly threatened. Trade in animal parts for traditional Chinese medicine is a leading cause of species endangerment in Asia, and poaching is increasing at an alarming rate. Most of traditional Chinese medicine relies on herbs and other plants, and is not a cause for concern. Ellis illuminates those aspects of traditional medicine, but as wildlife habitats are shrinking for the hunted large species, the situation is becoming ever more critical. One hundred years ago, there were probably 100,000 tigers in India, South China, Sumatra, Bali, Java, and the Russian Far East. The South Chinese, Caspian, Balinese, and Javan species are extinct. There are now fewer than 5,000 tigers in all of India, and the numbers are dropping fast. There are five species of rhinoceros--three in Asia and two in Africa--and all have been hunted to near extinction so their horns can be ground into powder, not for aphrodisiacs, as commonly thought, but for ailments ranging from arthritis to depression. In 1930, there were 80,000 black rhinos in Africa. Now there are fewer than 2,500. Tigers, bears, and rhinos are not the only animals pursued for the sake of alleviating human ills--the list includes musk deer, sharks, saiga antelope, seahorses, porcupines, monkeys, beavers, and sea lions--but the dwindling numbers of those rare species call us to attention. Ellis tells us what has been done successfully, and contemplates what can and must be done to save these animals or, sadly, our children will witness the extinction of tigers, rhinos, and moon bears in their lifetime.
Categories: Nature

The Covenant

The Covenant

They killed three additional rhinos on this hunt, driving them into pits lined with
jagged stakes. The eight horns they carried back to the village, leaving the
carcasses to the vultures, hyenas and ants, and in each of the killings young
Nxumalo ...

Author: James A. Michener

Publisher: Dial Press

ISBN: 9780804151504

Category: Fiction

Page: 1200

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James A. Michener’s masterly chronicle of South Africa is an epic tale of adventurers, scoundrels, and ministers, the best and worst of two continents who carve an empire out of a vast wilderness. From the Java-born Van Doorn family tree springs two great branches: one nurtures lush vineyards, the other settles the interior to become the first Trekboers and Afrikaners. The Nxumalos, inhabitants of a peaceful village unchanged for centuries, unite warrior tribes into the powerful Zulu nation. And the wealthy Saltwoods are missionaries and settlers who join the masses to influence the wars and politics that ravage a nation. Rivalries and passions spill across the land of The Covenant, a story of courage and heroism, love and loyalty, and cruelty and betrayal, as generations fight to forge a new world. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's Hawaii. Praise for The Covenant “A prodigious endeavor . . . Nowhere else could an American reader unfamiliar with South Africa get so full an understanding of its problems in so engaging a form.”—The New York Times Book Review
Categories: Fiction

Word Search Puzzles Research

Word Search Puzzles  Research

Animals with Horns Find and circle these horned animals in the puzzle below .
antelope buffalo COW giraffe goat ram ... 3 . A rhinoceros likes to eat 4 . Write
three words that rhyme with " goat . " Musical Instruments Find and circle these
words ...

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Publisher: Remedia Publications

ISBN: 1596398612

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The British Critic and Quarterly Theological Review

The British Critic  and Quarterly Theological Review

Do you see these horns , ' said he , searching among a heap of oddities , and
drawing forth three horns , these were once ... that such horns have a greater
affinity in their composition with the horns of the rhinoceros than with those of any
other ...

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ISBN: CHI:79229559

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Travels in Search of Endangered Species

Travels in Search of Endangered Species

Within minutes of breaking cover , we came across the prehistoric form of a great
Indian one - horned rhinoceros , which was three - quarters submerged in a
particularly marshy region . Perched on its armour - plated back were two ...

Author: Jeremy Mallinson

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000022523686

Category: Endangered species

Page: 160

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Categories: Endangered species

Museum of Foreign Literature and Science

Museum of Foreign Literature and Science

said he , searching among a heap of oddities , and drawing forth three horns ; "
they were once worn by a woman . ... that such horns have a greater affinity , in
their composition , with the horns of the rhinoceros , than with those of any other ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3058310

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The Museum of Foreign Literature and Science

The Museum of Foreign Literature and Science

said he , searching among a heap of oddities , and drawing forth three horns ; "
they were once worn by a woman . ... that such horns have a greater affinity , in
their composition , with the horns of the rhinoceros , than with those of any other ...

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ISBN: MINN:319510009257174

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North Dakota Outdoors

North Dakota Outdoors

Triceratops ( Tri - ser - a - tops ) was a giant horned dinosaur . The name means "
three horns on the face " . This tough looking I fellow resembled a rhinoceros and
was 20 to 30 feet in length , with a skull seven feet long . Recreated along with ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105118229512

Category: Game and game-birds

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Categories: Game and game-birds

Science

Science

He adduces observations made by keepers in his service different from that of the
rhinoceros ; in fact , the skull and on each other's ... and midst of large herds of
true rhinoceroses , for the diligent search the reverse Three pairs of such stations
are instanced ; in every ... and has been mounted upon a large panel of
sandstone and beds of the Big Horn Mountains , a country which had been very
plaster ...

Author: John Michels (Journalist)

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044102976008

Category: Science

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Vols. for 1911-13 contain the Proceedings of the Helminothological Society of Washington, ISSN 0018-0120, 1st-15th meeting.
Categories: Science

In Search of the Red Ape

In Search of the Red Ape

I saw the animals only three times and always they were inquisitive , standing
watching me as I approached , then cantering ahead ... One of the rarest animals
of the forest was the two - horned rhino , much prized for its fabled horns which
are ...

Author: John Ramsay MacKinnon

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015005345783

Category: Bornean orangutan

Page: 222

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Categories: Bornean orangutan

Prescription for Extinction

Prescription for Extinction

Rhinoceros Horn Keratin Research - Initial research involving the
characterization of keratin proteins in rhinoceros horn has ... indicated that in
three rhinoceros horn tea ball patented medicines no keratin proteins were
detected that were ...

Author: Andrea L. Gaski

Publisher: World Wildlife Fund

ISBN: UOM:39015034422397

Category: Animales

Page: 300

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The product of extensive research initiated in the late 1980s, this report is an important reference work on patented Oriental medicines and an analysis of their use of endangered and threatened wildlife.
Categories: Animales

The Great 1 2 3 Search

The Great 1 2 3 Search

Author: Anna T. Johannson

Publisher: Holmes & Meier Publishers

ISBN: PSU:000033398587

Category: Arithmetic

Page: 40

View: 460

Verses encourage young readers to find objects hidden in the illustrations that add up to the same numbers.
Categories: Arithmetic

The Art of Rhinoceros Horn Carving in China

The Art of Rhinoceros Horn Carving in China

of Yue sent three hundred boats , five hundred thousand arrows , elephant tusks
and rhinoceros horns to the King of Wei.21 ... is the same area into which Qin
Shihuang was to send his armies to hunt for rhinoceros horn a hundred years
later .

Author: Jan Chapman

Publisher: Christies Wine Publications

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110657330

Category: Art

Page: 288

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This illustrated survey of pieces from the world's finest and most unusual private and public collections enables the reader to recognize items through seals and trace the influences of other materials.
Categories: Art

The African Rhinos

The African Rhinos

A rhino ' s two horns , by contrast , are made up of keratin fibers , or modified
hairs . The spaghetti - like ... A very few black rhinos have three horns . A rhino
uses its ... Naturalists say they ' re searching for salt and other minerals . Weak
eyes ...

Author: William Reynolds Sanford

Publisher:

ISBN: 0896863271

Category: Black rhinoceros

Page: 47

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Discusses the rhinoceroses of Africa, particularly the white and black rhinoceroses, and one particular effort in Texas to conserve this endangered species.
Categories: Black rhinoceros

Wild Edens

Wild Edens

Several decades ago a six-pound rhino horn would bring as much as several
hundred dollars. Today, because of ... At the time of this survey there were about
fifteen thousand black rhinos in the wild in Africa and about three thousand white
rhinos. In Uganda ... But the huge striped cats are not commonly seen; it is rhino
searching and photographing from atop elephants that is most popular. While the
 ...

Author: Joseph James Shomon

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 0890968012

Category: Nature

Page: 153

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Featuring twenty-six color and thirty-five black-and-white photographs, a fascinating look at Africa's great game parks, home to thousands of the world's most spectacular--and endangered--wildlife, describes their topography, ecology, and the numerous threats they face. UP.
Categories: Nature

The Connoisseur

The Connoisseur

By Jan Chapman The belief that the horn of the rhinoceros " Carved Cups of
Rhinoceros Horn , " dishad the power to ... among them three simply had to be
found . listed in the inventory to the collection of The search for the cup began
with a ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822017333279

Category: Art

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Categories: Art

In Search of the Rain Forest

In Search of the Rain Forest

... in the national park , and government control was reasserted in seven of forty -
three guard camps by the spring of 1999 . ... The rebels are known to raise
operational funds by poaching tigers and one - horned rhinoceroses ; they sell
the carcasses for huge prices to smugglers of rare animal parts ( for instance ,
tiger skins , tiger bones and teeth , and rhino horns ) used in traditional Chinese
medicine .

Author: Candace Slater

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

ISBN: UOM:39015059109846

Category: Nature

Page: 318

View: 542

DIVCollection of essays offers a multi-layered understanding of the social complexities of rainforest practice and representation,./div
Categories: Nature

The Last Rhinos

The Last Rhinos

'It's been a very bad month,' said the Parks ranger, the same man who had
removed the other three rhinos after we had lost ... a Vietnamese government
minister in Hanoi claiming that rhino horn had cured his cancer, which
undoubtedly would lead to a soaring demand in his country. ... It was then I
received the sad news that the search for Garamba's last four remaining northern
white rhinos had failed.

Author: Lawrence Anthony

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780283071553

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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Lawrence Anthony's South African game reserve is home to many animals he has saved, from a remarkable herd of elephants to a badly behaved bushbaby called George. Described as 'the Indiana Jones of conservation', when one of his rhinos was brutally slaughtered for her horn, he didn't hesitate to lead an armed response against the poachers. Then he learned that there were only a handful of northern white rhinos left in the wild, living in an area of the Congo controlled by the infamous Lord's Resistance Army and soon to be hunted into extinction. Lawrence knew he had to take action. What followed was an extraordinary adventure, as he headed into the jungle to negotiate with the rebels, while battling to save his own animals from terrible drought and to save the eyesight of his beloved elephant matriarch Nana. The Last Rhinos is peopled with unforgettable characters, both human and animal, and is a sometimes funny, sometimes moving, always exciting read. 'Anthony was a charismatic figure whose life combined Gerald Durrell-esque animal antics with Wilbur Smith bush heroics . . . a rattling read with an urgent message' BBC Wildlife Magazine
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

How to hunt with the camera

How to hunt with the camera

Martin Johnson shot four charging rhinoceroses during his first trip to British East
Africa. ... with these animals, he has become convinced that he would not have
had to shoot three of them, believing now that these three rhinos would not have
carried their charge through. ... It is this skin formation and the fact that it has but
one horn which make it easily distinguishable from the two-horned African
species.

Author: William Nesbit

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015006851466

Category: Natural history

Page: 337

View: 800

Categories: Natural history

Joe Sam Fred s Adventure Stories Collection

Joe  Sam    Fred s Adventure Stories Collection

Grab this collection of 5 wonderfully illustrated children's books for a great price!

Author: Christina Johnson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 1502309130

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

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Grab this collection of 5 wonderfully illustrated children's books for a great price! A great collection of stories for young readers that love adventure! If you want to join in on searching for pirate's treasure, fighting dragons to save a princess, or going on a Safari in search of the great three-horned rhino, then you are going to love the adventures in this choose your own story book collection - where you get to choose how the story goes! This collection features the following adventures: Captain Dread's Pirate Treasure: Joe, Sam, & Fred are on a quest to find the hidden treasure of Captain Dread! There are many choices to be made, but not all of them will lead you to the treasure! Will your boat sink or will you swim to shore? Will you search for treasure in the jungle or in the snow? Whatever choice you make, the story is always different...making this adventure full of unexpected twists and turns! Rated five stars on Amazon. A Knight's Life: Join Joe, Sam, & Fred on a Knightly adventure where you might have to fight a dragon, get past a troll, play a life sized game, or trek through a stinky swamp to get to the castle so you can rescue the princess! Rated four stars on Amazon. Search for the Three Horned Rhino: Join Joe, Sam, & Fred on a Safari in search of the great three horned rhino! Is it myth or does the three horned rhino really exist? The three friends are determined to find out and they want you to come along! There are many choices to make along the way...and each one leads you on a different journey in this exciting Safari adventure! Rated five stars on Amazon. Dinosaur Party Adventure: Imagine what it would be like to see a T-Rex eat cake, watch a Velociraptor try to open gifts, or take turns hitting a pinata with a Brontosaurus? The friends and you are in for lots of fun in this choose your own story adventure - where you get to decide how the story goes! Rated five stars on Amazon. The Great Christmas Save: Christmas Eve is near and Santa is nowhere to be found! It's up to you to help decide how to save Christmas, so that children everywhere will wake up to gifts under the tree Christmas morning. Will you help Santa with his reindeer dilemma? Deliver gifts with Santa on snowmobiles? Give the elves a hand making gifts? Create the story as you go for a fun Christmas adventure that sparks the imagination! Rated five stars on Amazon.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction