World Rhino Day is celebrated every year on September 22 to help save five special species of rhinoceros. This is the day we focus on telling people about these rhinos and the problems they face.
There are five species of rhinoceros: the greater one-horned, Javan, Sumatran, black and white rhinos.
Rhinos are in big trouble. Their numbers are dwindling, and we need to do something to protect them. The purpose of World Rhino Day is to raise awareness and involve people in saving these amazing animals.
On this day, various groups like NGOs and zoos, as well as regular people, find ways to show their love for rhinos. This can be through events, fundraisers, or just talking to others about rhinos. Rhinos are endangered due to loss of their habitat due to things like poaching and logging. So, we need to tell everyone about it and take care of them.
We want to remind everyone how important it is to protect these five species of rhinos. They are threatened by things like factories, deforestation and what people do.
World Rhino Day began in 2010 when WWF South Africa decided to raise awareness to save these rare rhino species from extinction. Since 2011, it is celebrated every year all over the world.
During World Rhino Day, we teach people about helping rhinos and keeping them safe. We need to protect them from things like climate change, hunting, and losing their homes. Three types of rhinoceros, in particular, are critically endangered: Javan, black and Sumatran.
Here are some interesting facts about rhinos:
– Their horns are made of a material called keratin.
– They cannot see very well, but they can see things that are far away.
– Rhinos only eat plants, such as grass.
– Their brains are quite small compared to their size.
– They can run fast on the ground and are good at maneuvering in small spaces.
So, because rhinos are endangered, we have set up places and sanctuaries to keep them safe. We need to take care of these rhinos every day because they are important to keep the environment in balance.
Let’s celebrate World Rhino Day together! We must do our best to protect and save these incredible creatures.
First Published: 22 Sep 2023, 09:22 IST