Archive - July 7, 2015

Black rhinos are insulin resistant: What can be done to save them?

There are only around 5,000 black rhinos in the world, down from 100,000 in the 1960s. Of these 5,000, 250 live in captivity, where they are kept safe from the poachers that target them for their horns.

But more and more captive black rhinos are being affected by a peculiar health problem: inflammation and insulin resistance. In other words, they are increasingly becoming prediabetic.

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