Peter is an independent international zoo consultant, critic and writer with over 50 years work within zoos.
World Rhino Day
World Rhino Day takes place every year on the 22nd September. The aim of the day is to draw the worlds attention to the plight of one of the largest land animals, a creature with which we have shared our planet for aeon's. The Rhino, the Rhinoceros is in trouble, big trouble and it really is possible that it will disappear in the wild within the next twenty years. Not only are these magnificent animals brutally slaughtered by poachers but are commercially exploited as well.
It is only by taking action, by letting people know what is happening and why that we have any chance of helping the Rhino at all. So important is it that not only do we have World Rhino Day but we have 'Save The Rhino Day' as well. This takes place on the 1st May each year.
World Rhino Day 2013
What Can You Do?
You can help by letting your friends and neighbors know about World Rhino Day. Get schools involved. Together we can get the message out. Any company which uses the Rhino as a logo (and there are many of them) should assist.
Even bar owners can play their part by selling the cocktail 'Charging Rhino' at cost price and asking for a donation to Rhinoceros conservation.
Read More About Rhinos
- Rhinoceros Farming in China
- A Very Special Black Rhinoceros
- Save The Rhino Day
Save The Rhino Day takes place on the 1st May every year. The day is important as it serves to draw attention to the plight of the Rhinoceros in the wild. The Rhino is in trouble, big trouble and in spite of huge efforts to protect it it is still bei
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Peter Dickinson (author) from South East Asia on August 17, 2011:
@Hello, hello, - More are becoming aware. Sadly for some it is for the wrong reasons.
Hello, hello, from London, UK on August 17, 2011:
It is such a disaster that a rhino horn is more worth than gold. It breaks you heart just to think about it. Great hub and hope it bring people to their senses.
Peter Dickinson (author) from South East Asia on August 10, 2011:
@thesailor - Tusks in elephants, horns in rhinos. Usually the carcases are left to rot.
thesailor from Seven Seas on August 10, 2011:
Thanks for this announcement. I hope others will support this advocacy. Rhinoceros are hots for poachers because of their precious tusks (?).
I wonder if they will also sell the carcasses of these endangered wild animals.
Peter Dickinson (author) from South East Asia on August 09, 2011:
@PETER LUMETTA - It is frightening to think that this extinction is looming.
@daskittlez69 - Thank you.
daskittlez69 from midwest on August 09, 2011:
"It is only by taking action, by letting people know what is happening and why that we have any chance of helping the Rhino at all." Thanks for making people aware. Here is your up.
PETER LUMETTA from KENAI, ALAKSA on August 09, 2011:
Truelly a worthwhile cause Peter, Thanks for letting us know,