World Rhino Day

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.

 

Stop the Madness

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

 

Hands off the Elephants!

I don’t normally post on the weekend, but I thought that some of you may be interested in this event.

HandsOf

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)

#LightaFire, #Tweet4Elephants…