Spiral Notebook
Today is World Rhino Day!
by Erica Zappy
September 22, 2016
Today is World Rhino Day!

If you’d like to read about the Sumatran rhinoceros and the Cincinnati Zoo’s successful but extremely challenging attempts to breed this very endangered species in captivity, please check out Emi and the Rhino Scientist, the first Scientists in the Field title by veteran team Mary Kay Carson and Tom Uhlman.  It’s a wonderful look at trial and error in the hopes of helping to repopulate the species in the wild.   Emi’s offspring Andalas has returned to Sumatra. You can read more about him here.

And from National Geographic, take a look at 15 striking images of rhinos in crisis. Rhinos are being poached for their horns and their numbers are dwindling  in a startling way.  This intelligent, gentle creature is in trouble.   Celebrate #worldrhinoday today by learning  more about the rhinoceros and those around the world who are trying hard to save it.



Photo of Emi painting (C) Tom Uhlman
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