Facts and Fiction About the Rhinoceros
Fact: A rhino needs its horn to survive in the wild!
Fiction: Rhino horn has medicinal value!
Fact: Our generation is responsible for the extinction of the Javan and Western Black Rhino!
Fiction: Rhino can be farmed like cattle to meet the black market demand of Asia.
Fact: The rhino is an 'umbrella' species mega herbivore vital to the health of the ecosystem!
Fiction: Legalizing trade in rhino horn will deter poaching.
Fact: No endangered species should be treated like a commodity! (OK, this one is an opinion!)
(Titles in Orange Represent Tom's Personal Favorites)
A Game Ranger Remembers, Bruce Bryden
Africa - Altered States, Ordinary Miracles, Richard Dowden
African Dawn, Tony Park African Elephants, Daryl and Sharna Balfour
Among the Elephants, Ian & Oria Douglas-Hamilton
Bongi's Quest, Chris Daniel
Dust Diaries, Owen Shears
Elephant Memories, Cynthia Moss
Elephants on the Edge: What Animals Teach Us about Humanity, GA Bradshaw
Game Ranger in Your Backpack, Megan Emmett and Sean Pattrick
Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad
Horn of Darkness Carol Cunningham, Joel Berger
Killing for Profit, Julian Rademayer
King Leopold's Ghost, Adam Hochschild
Lost World of the Kalahari, Larens Van Der Post Mahlangeni Kobie Druger
Memories of a Game Ranger, Harry Wolhuter
My Life With Elephants, Daphne Sheldrick
Operation Rhino, John Gordon Davis
Poached (ebook), Dr. William Fowlds
Rhinos Belong to Everybody, Bernhard Grzimek
Sand Rivers, Peter Mathiessen and Hugo van Lawick
Shadow of Man, Jane Goodall
The Biography of a Continent, John Reader
The Elephant Whisperer, Lawrence Anthony
The Elephants of Southern Africa, Anthony Hall-Martin
The Eye of the Elephant, Delia and Mark Owens
The Last Elephant, Jeremy Gavron
The Last Rhino, Lawrence Anthony
The Man Eaters of Tsavo and Other East African Adventures, J.H. Patterson
The Rhino Keepers, Clive and Anton Walker
The Scramble for Africa, Thomas Packenham
The Shackled Continent, Robert Guest
The State of Africa, Martin Meredith
The Story of Life and the Environment - An African Perspective, Jo van As, Johann du Preez, Leslie Brown, and Nico Smit
The White Rhino Saga, Ian Player
Venture into the Interior, Larens Van Der Post
Zulu Wilderness, Ian Player