To Promote and establish a means to stimulate incentive and greater interest in the zoo keeping profession
To support deserving conservation projects to include educating the general public about the need for preserving our natural resources and animal life through these worthwhile efforts
To establish materials beneficial to zoo keeper education
These two Southern White Rhinos enjoyed a leisurely stroll through Kruger National Park, South Africa. Listed as “Near Threatened” on the IUCN Red List, they face the severe threat of poaching due to the high demand and illegal trade of rhino horn. Increased efforts are being made from around the world to help save this magnificent species for future generations.
Rhino deaths in South Africa have been steadily increasing since 2009 due to poaching and the myth that rhino horn is medicine. Thankfully places like the San Diego Zoo Safari Park continue to educate people about the myths of rhino horn and have a successful breeding program in place so that future generations can see these beautiful animals. These three Southern White Rhinos at the watering hole give me hope that we can save the species.
With an estimated two rhinoceros dying every day, the conservation of these animals is critical. Rhino horns have been thought to treat disease, but like our fingernails and hair, they are made of keratin. Education, anti-poaching, and habitat protection are key to ensuring the survival of this species, as well as the continued success of youngsters being born through captive breeding programs around the world.
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