World Rhino Day

22 September: World Rhino Day.

World Rhino Day

World Rhino Day

About: World Rhino Day, also known as International Rhino Day, is an annual celebration to raise awareness about the plight of Rhinos around the world and the horrible killings taking place to steal their horns, held annually on 22 september. World Rhino Day was first announced by WWF-South Africa in 2010.

Species: Five species of Rhino are there. Black, white, greater one-horned, Sumatran and Javan rhinos.

Goal: This year alone, South Africa, which is home to some 75% of the world’s rhino population, has lost 618 rhinos. However, the fight against rhino poaching will not be won solely in Africa. It requires international effort, especially in Asia – the source of the demand for rhino horn. Let’s celebrate rhinos and highlight efforts to debunk the medicinal myths about rhino horn so we can put an end to the demand for rhino horn.

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