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To mark World Rhino Day and stand up for rhinos in the future, join Helping Rhinos’ new campaign #HelpARhino and get directly involved with helping to protect this iconic species.

HELP US RAISE AWARENESS FOR RHINOS ON WORLD RHINO DAY

Get involved. Here’s what you can do to #HelpARhino on World Rhino Day:

  • Download the World Rhino Day #HelpARhino poster, take a selfie of yourself holding it and post on social media using the hashtag #HelpARhino. You’ll be in good company – look out for some familiar faces doing the same on World Rhino Day
  • Download the fun colour-a-rhino poster and share your finished coloured rhino on social media with a selfie. It’s a great way to get young students involved with crayons and creativity. Don’t forget to add the #HelpARhino hashtag in your post and we’ll share the best ones!
  • Follow Helping Rhinos on Facebooktwitter and Instagram and share our World Rhino Day posts on your own social media pages using the special hashtag: #HelpARhino
  • Join Helping Rhinos Crash, our rhino loving Facebook group here
  • Host your own World Rhino Day fundraiser – do a fun challenge, get some friends together for a party, have a colour-a-rhino competition, play pin the tail on the rhino! Just don’t forget to share your photos with us on social media with hashtag #HelpARhino

WHY DO WE NEED TO HELP A RHINO?

Rhinos are being poached for their horn at an unsustainable rate, to serve the demands of China and Vietnam, the largest importers of rhino horn. South Africa, home to the largest number of rhinos in the world, lost over 1,000 rhinos last year, leaving the population number perilously low.

HOW MANY RHINOS ARE LEFT IN THE WILD?

White rhino – 20,000-22,000, near threatened

Black rhino – 5,000 to 5,500, critically endangered

Greater one horned rhino – 3,300-3,600, vulnerable

Sumatram rhino – less than 100, critically endangered

Javan rhino – 67, critically endangered

At Helping Rhinos every day is World Rhino Day as our role, along with our partner projects, is to champion and ensure the rhino’s survival every single day of the year.

Without focused help, rhino numbers could plummet further. A species that has roamed the planet for 50 million years should, surely, be revered and safeguarded for future generations to enjoy. That they may go extinct in our lifetime is a tragic reality.

HELP A RHINO – JOIN OUR ADOPTION PROGRAMME

*NEW* Join with a friend for a special discounted adoption. Invite up to five friends to join you in your adoption and each friend will receive their adoption at half the usual rate.

Rhinos need a future with your support. When you join the Helping Rhinos annual adoption programme you will be helping rhino orphans and their carers, the last two Northern White Rhinos on the planet, a hard-working APU dog unit and the Black Mambas, the pioneering all-female anti-poaching unit.

Read more about the adoption programme here.

Purchasing an annual adoption is easy – pay annually or monthly – you’ll receive a certificate, factsheets, a photo of your adoption, a subscription to our regular eNewsletter and the knowledge that you’re part of the team helping to protect the iconic rhino.

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