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World Rhino Day 2016

Posted by admin on September 22, 2016


There are five species of Rhino, Black, White, Indian (or Greater one horned), Javan and Sumatran, which are critically endangered. Hunted for their horns, some national parks have now decided to remove the horns of their Rhinos in order to stop poachers from killing them.  The horn itself is made from keratin, the same substance our hair or nails are made of, but some cultures believe that Rhino horn has medicinal values and will pay a high price for it!

We owe a great deal to the rangers that risk their own lives to protect Rhinos, out in the field. They come up against armed gangs of poachers, often with automatic weapons. They have to cover vast distances each day, to find the snares left by poachers. Poachers are also know to use modern technology like GPS to tract Rhinos so for the rangers the task of protecting them is immense.      

Therefore, today on World Rhino day, we encourage you to support charities that protect Rhinos, in any way you can.

Thank you