Save the Rhino Day

Posted by on May. 1, 2013 at 7:51 AM
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When: Always on May 1st

Q: What animal has roamed the earth for over a million years, and has been hunted to near extinction?

A: You guessed it, the Rhinoceros.

Save the Rhino Day encourages us to be aware of, and support efforts to save the Rhinoceros from extinction.

The Rhinoceros is a fascinating creature. Native to Africa, this leftover from the age of Dinosaurs was hunted to near extinction. Hunters on safaris, killed Rhinos just for sport. Poachers hunted them for their horn. The horn has been used as medicine, and for making knife handles, carved statues, and other objects. Animal rights groups have helped to save this animal from extinction, and their numbers have rebounded somewhat.

Did you know? The horn of the Rhinoceros is composed of the same material as your fingernail.

You can enjoy Save the Rhino Day in a variety of ways. Watch documentaries on the Rhinoceros. Visit Rhinos at a zoo. Better still, go on a safari to see one! You can also donate to groups working towards preserving the Rhinoceros. 


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mamivon2
by Sandra on May. 1, 2013 at 7:53 AM

Safari sounds good. anyone who likes to sponsor me a safari trip :)lol

momofsixangels
by Colleen on May. 1, 2013 at 8:37 AM


Quoting mamivon2:

Safari sounds good. anyone who likes to sponsor me a safari trip :)lol

Lol

Tigress22304
by Gold Member on May. 1, 2013 at 9:17 AM

tfs

MamaMandee
by Mandee on May. 1, 2013 at 4:23 PM
lol I want to go too!

Quoting mamivon2:

Safari sounds good. anyone who likes to sponsor me a safari trip :)lol

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MamaMandee
by Mandee on May. 1, 2013 at 4:23 PM
I have always liked rhinos.
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