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.