Can you imagine having two most wonderful things on the same day?
First we have World Rhino Day
Over three short decades, we’ve lost all but a few black rhinos. In 1993, less than 400 rhinos remained in Kenya. The overwhelming mission to save rhinoceros began. The Ol Pejeta Conservancy, a 90,000-acre sanctuary was chosen to house 20 black rhinos, a population that has since grown to 120 with ongoing support. Now, as East Africa’s largest population of black rhinos, playing a huge role in rhinoceros conservation.
Wildlife Warriors – Australia
Then we also have “Hobbit Day”
Today is important for two reasons:
The reciognition and information spreading of one of the worlds largest and heavily endangered animals. The Rhino…A Day which celebrates ALL five species of Rhino: Black, White, Greater One-Horned, Sumatran and Javan.
Taronga Zoo announces Rhino pregnancy.
Today is also Hobbit Day…Hobbit Day is the birthday of both Bilbo and Frodo Baggins (different years though, obviously) The two main characters/protagonist of the two greatest series ever written!
There was no way that today of all days I was not going to write something about such an important topic!
World Rhino Day
World Rhino Day – Taronga Zoo Sydney
Rhino’s are probably one of the earths large animals that are being hunted into extinction.
World Rhino Day was first planned by World Wildlife Fund-South Africa in 2010. Then, in 2011, Lisa Jane Campbell of Zimbabwe and Rhishja Larson joined forces to promote World Rhino Day 2011.
- There are all five species of rhino: black, white, greater one-horned rhinos, Javan and Sumatran. All Rhinoceros are herbivores, meaning that they only consume plants, and lots of them.
- The Black, Javan and Sumatran Rhinoceros species are listed as critically Endangered, meaning that they have a 50% change of extinction within 3 generations.
Just simply put “Stop the Madness”.
Heartless Poachers attack Rhino Orphange. Rhinos killed. Staff Beaten. #StoptheMadness
I’m not sure that the title needs a long explanation into what the article is about. Simply put a group of poachers, broke into an Rhino orphanage, and have hurt staff members, and there are reports that there has been at least one Rhinoceros euthanized. Every loss of a Rhino is devastating and that isn’t even an exaggeration.
Wild Heart Wildlife Foundation
Margot Raggett Wildlife Photography
Remembering Rhinos by Margot Raggett…Kickstarter
I don’t normally post on the weekend, but I thought that some of you may be interested in this event.
If you have a Twitter account, or please encourage friends that have Twitter accounts. Please look for tweets #WorthMoreAlive and please look for the accounts: Wildlife Direct (Twitter) and Wildlife Direct (Webpage)