Every Year, World Rhino Day is celebrated on 23 September globally to make awareness about the 5 species of rhinoceros, which are – Sumatran, Javan, Black, White, and Greater One-Horned Rhino. The day also concerns the Extinction of Rhinos. When 20th Century started, 500,000 rhinos roamed Africa and Asia. By the 1970s, a huge drop count and only 70,000 remained. And now, as per the latest data, only 27,000 rhinos remain in the wild. This shows how quickly their species are extincting. WWF, an international non-governmental organization is taking regular actions to protect and boost the rhinos population. Let us tell you more briefly about World Rhino Day 2021, its History, Significance, Importance, Activities, 2021 Theme and some facts.
As we already told you about the huge decline in the population of rhinos between the 20th and 21st centuries. The talk not only ends here, as per another recent data by WWF, by 2030 only between 5,366 and 5,627 black rhinos will be left all around the world.
The first World Rhino Day was celebrated in 2010, which was announced by WWF-South Africa. There aim behind celebrating this day was to raise awareness globally and build a safe natural habitat for this incredible species. All 5-species of the rhinos are mentioned at the red mark in the list of WWF.
World Rhino Day 2021 Theme
The theme of World Rhino Day 2021 is “Five Rhino Species Forever“. The theme wants our support to help WWF in preserving all 5 main species of rhinos. You can give your support to WWF by donating some amount to the governmental website www.savetherhino.org
Significance, and Importance
All 5 species of rhinos are at the red mark of extinction, and the reasons behind poaching and habitat loss. The day aims to create concern about this and conserve rhinos as much as possible.
Activities, you can perform on this World Rhino Day
- Donate some amount for the care of rhinos through the link mentioned above.
- Adopt a Animal and take care of it
- Do your own fundraising
- Show your support this World Rhino Day by making a striking ‘rhino hat’ using recycled materials.
- Sew your support this World Rhino Day by ordering your very own WWF Rhino explore badge. Order from this Link – shop.wwf.org
- A group of rhinoceros is referred to as a crash.
- Male rhinos are called bulls while females are called cows.
- Rhino horn comprises keratin, which is a protein which forms the basis of human hair and nails.
- Rhinos have very poor eyesight.