Spiral Notebook
Celebrate World Rhino Day!
by Mary Kay Carson
September 22, 2014
 
Celebrate World Rhino Day!

September 22nd is World Rhino Day! Zoos, wildlife organizations, businesses, students, and concerned citizens around the world are getting the word out about the trouble these remarkable animals face in the wild. World Rhino Day’s theme says it all: Five Rhino Species Forever!

You can join in the celebration! How? Lots of zoos and wildlife parks are having special events. For example, Terri Roth, the scientist in Emi and the Rhino Scientist, is giving a State of the Rhino lecture at the Cincinnati Zoo. Check the Events in USA page on the World Rhino Day website or Facebook page to see what’s happening near you.

Can you name all five species of rhino? There are two in Africa and three in Asia. Both African and Asian rhino species need protection from poachers who kill the animals for their valuable horn. One goal of World Rhino Day is to bust the myths that drive up the price of rhino horn and fuel the poaching.

Changing minds is important. If no one wants to buy rhino horn, then poachers won’t risk illegally hunting rhinos. It’s the demand from buyers who wrongly believe that rhino horn can cure diseases that drives the slaughter of rhinos.

my-horn-is-not-medicine

Torn Paper

Recent Notes:
Follow Along As We Storm Chase In Tornado Alley
Is It Tornado Season Where You Live?
Ultima Journey Update
Fall 2018 Osprey Update!
All Hands on Deck to Support the Southern Residents
Ospreys in Missoula: Spring 2018 Update
SLJ Interview Gives Readers a Behind the Scenes Look
Crows Aren’t the Only Smart Birds in Town
Big News for Scientist in the Field Scott Dowd
NEW RESOURCE FOR STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING

HMH logoPrivacy Policy | Trademarks | Terms of Use
Copyright Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.