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World Rhino Day

Updated on September 21, 2017

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.

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  • Peter Dickinson profile imageAUTHOR

    Peter Dickinson 

    8 years ago from South East Asia

    @Hello, hello, - More are becoming aware. Sadly for some it is for the wrong reasons.

  • Hello, hello, profile image

    Hello, hello, 

    8 years ago from London, UK

    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 profile imageAUTHOR

    Peter Dickinson 

    8 years ago from South East Asia

    @thesailor - Tusks in elephants, horns in rhinos. Usually the carcases are left to rot.

  • thesailor profile image


    8 years ago from Seven Seas

    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 profile imageAUTHOR

    Peter Dickinson 

    8 years ago from South East Asia

    @PETER LUMETTA - It is frightening to think that this extinction is looming.

    @daskittlez69 - Thank you.

  • daskittlez69 profile image


    8 years ago from midwest

    "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 profile image


    8 years ago from KENAI, ALAKSA

    Truelly a worthwhile cause Peter, Thanks for letting us know,



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