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)