Three years ago September 22 was established as World Rhino Day. Zoo's and supporters celebrate Rhinos and try to gain awareness for their plight. Celebrate the lives of the Rhino's you know and say a prayer for those in the wild who live in fear with every breath they take, that it might be their last.
Learn more about World Rhino Day and the plight of Rhinos being Slaughtered for their Horns.
The Rhinos I know:
Elly is a Black Rhino. She came to the San Francisco Zoo from Africa in 1974. Her Birthday is listed as January 1, 1971, which means she turned 41 in 2012! Elly has given so much to the Zoo and to Rhino conservation. Producing at least fourteen calves, some of which have been released back into the wild. ... After being pregnant for over fifteen yrs of her life, I hope Elly is celebrated today with some special treats!
You can view a video of Elly that I took on World Rhino Day 2011
Gauhati is an Asian Rhino (Indian/One Horned). He was born at the San Diego Wild Animal Park on May 25, 1995. Gauhati turned 17 this year! He is still a teenager and loves to play! ... Would be nice if he got some special Enrichment today, he has been looking very bored recently.
My apologies to Sweet Gene/Mishaki. I meant to include you in this and brain faded.
I would never leave you out! Even if it took a few hours after originally posting.
We sadly lost wonderful Mishaki this year.
Born at San Diego Wild Animal Park, July 12, 1987.
He was just 24 years old. You are missed my friend!
Love you my wonderful cutie pie Rhino Friends!