World Rhino Day
World Rhino Day is on September 22 and celebrates all five species of rhino: Black, white, greater one-horned, Sumatran and Javan rhinos.
World Rhino Day was first announced by WWF-South Africa in 2010. The following year, World Rhino Day grew into an international success, encompassing both African and Asian rhino species, thanks to the efforts of two determined women …
It all started with an email: In mid-2011, Lisa Jane Campbell of Chishakwe Ranch in Zimbabwe was already planning ahead for World Rhino Day. She searched online for ideas and potential collaborators, and found Rhishja’s blog. Lisa Jane sent Rhishja an email, and the two found they shared a common goal of making World Rhino Day a day of celebration for all five species of rhino. In the months that followed, they worked together to make World Rhino Day 2011 an international success, both online and offline. World Rhino Day has since grown to become a global phenomenon, uniting NGOs, zoos, cause-related organizations, businesses, and concerned individuals from nearly every corner of the world!
If you live in the Eastern Cape why not do your bit and join The Rhino Run in Kenton or Port Elizabeth, not in the Eastern Cape don’t worry there are 5 other runs throughtout South Africa – just follow this link for all the information you need – The Rhino Run.
For others events that are happening worldwide, check out the following links:
Don’t see your country? Don’t problem just follow this link to find out what your country is doing…… World Rhino Day 2013 Events.
If you want to visit Africa and see these magnificent creatures first hand, and contribute to their conservation at the same time, why not join Brothers Safaris on an African Vet Safari where you can get hands on with a Rhino during various procedures aimed at combating poaching. Your participation in such a safari funds these necessary procedures. For more information contact us or visit our website.