World Rhino Day

WRD2015PosterLoRes-638x798For years rhinos have been relentlessly hunted and killed for their horns. World Rhino Day (celebrated on September 22 every year) provides an opportunity for all the organizations involved in rhino conservation, as well as members of the public, to celebrate these unique and special animals. [Visit the World Rhino Day site for more information.]

If you have only recently started visiting this blog, you may want to go and read some of the rhino related stories I’ve posted. These feature very special and dedicated people, who got involved in caring for young rhinos, to help with the conservation of the species.

Two such stories are Hercules, the 100 kg baby and How Hannah got her Peanut “back” [click on links to go to story]. Hercules and Peanut are two rhinos who were hand-raised on separate game farms and eventually ended up together.

About 5 minutes later, he's almost done. ©WMB/

Hercules as a 100 kg baby, being fed by his human “mom” Cecile. ©WMB/

Hannah and Peanut [Image: Hannah & Darius Mellet]

Hercules (in foreground) with in his new permanent home with new friend, Peanut

Hercules (in foreground) in his new permanent home with new friend, Peanut


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2 Comments on “World Rhino Day”

  1. September 22, 2015 at 4:22 pm #

    “Peanut” certainly got big! 🙂
    Thank you for sharing photos of these amazing animals.

    • September 29, 2015 at 5:30 am #

      Hi Jackie! 🙂 These photos were taken a while back, so they will both have grown a lot more by now.

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