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SOS Rhino Review

April, 2002

Welcome to the SOS Rhino Review, a newsletter about rhinos from SOS Rhino. You'll find links to interesting articles here as well as a few surprises! We have provided some updates on our efforts to save rhinos all over the world. If you'd rather not receive this newsletter, simply reply to this e-mail and type "Unsubscribe" in the subject field.

And now, let's go to the rhino news.

1. World Rhino News
2. Feature Stories
3. Donor Appreciation
4. Find It On Our Web Site
5. Trivia Questions
6. How You Can Help
7. Trivia Answers


Full Stories Are Available Via Web Links
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1. World Rhino News

Wild Palm Threatens Rhinos' Natural Feed
A small population of Javan rhinos remain on the western tip of Java, in the Ujung Kulon National Park. There the Yayasan Mitra Rhino foundation is conducting an analysis of vegetation and calculating the rhinos' feed potential in the park.

http://www.sosrhino.org/news/rhinonews030102.php

Returning Rhinos Herald Revival of Kenyan Park
Rhinos are returning to Kenya's Meru National Park, leading a procession of animals that sounds like a scene from Noah's Ark.

http://www.sosrhino.org/news/rhinonews032002.php

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2. Feature Stories

SOS RHINO FINDS "RHINO HIGHWAY" OF LAST RHINOS IN MALAYSIAN BORNEO
SOS RHINO's Borneo Team recently found a "rhino highway" during their monthly rhino survey in Tablin Wildlife Reserve. This indicates common use of habitat and confirms a significant population of the critically endangered Sumatran rhinos on the island of Borneo in Malaysia.

http://www.sosrhino.org/news/pr30402.php

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3. Donor Appreciation

SOS RHINO wishes to acknowledge the following individuals, organizations, and foundations for their generous support of our programs. Their support comes in many forms: donation of their expertise and time, funds for specific programs and equipment, and donation of products. THANK YOU!

Betsy and Rick Schaffer Ashley Schaffer
Charlene Pedersen Yuristian Amadin
Christen Schaffer Joyce and Mark Fleming
Daniel Andersen Liza Wiid
Dave and Laura Hall Barbara Marshall
Douglas Furtek Vachira Tontrakulpaibul
Dr. Richard Schaffer Elias Sadalla-Filho
Ellen and Jim Roberts Marie and Bab O'Brien
Erin Fleming Laura Fleming
Jimmie Reid Pat Harrison
Julia Ferguson Rebecca Spear
Justin Mikah Lee Foo Hwa
Donna Bruno Brian McKee
Tim Duffin  
   
Ultra Source Rainbow
Equitek Sonosite
Handspring Foundation VisualMedia
Jaybe WriteBrainProductions
Singapore Zoological Gardens  

 

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4. Find It On Our Web Site

RESEARCH PROJECTS & GRANTS
For over 20 years SOS RHINO founders and collaborating organizations together have supported various conservation projects across the globe. Visit our Research page for more information on our support of rhino projects the world over!


AWARD WINNING VIDEOS
Watch a video about saving rhinos! Our site now features streaming video. Turn to our Videos page for some award-winning videos.

RHINO LOCATOR MAP
Ever wonder where in the USA you can find an eastern black rhinoceros? Simply click on over to our Rhinowledge area for a Rhino Locator Map and find the zoos where you can see one.

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5. Trivia Questions

1. TRUE OR FALSE: Rhinos are killed by poachers for their horn.
2. What term is used to define a congregation of rhinos?
3. Name the rarest of the five rhino species living today.

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6. How You Can Help

There are only 300 Sumatran rhinos left on Earth. Without direct help from generous humans, they may never be seen again. We urge you to give what you can in the form of a donation - protect a rhino or adopt a rhino, doc, researcher, keeper, or purchase one of SOS Rhino's products: a T-shirt, hat, or video. Visit our Donate page today, and give from your heart.

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7. Trivia Answers

1. TRUE: The rhino horn is highly priced and is believed to have medicinal properties. This belief is common in Far Eastern countries.
2. Modern writers refer to a congregation of rhinoceroses as a "crash". This is sometimes found in crosswords or quizzes. "Herd" would not be zoologically correct because rhinos do not stay in one group for long. Scientists still use "groups" for the rhinoceros and it is a correct term.
3. The Javan Rhinoceros is the rarest of all rhinos, it is even considered the rarest large mammal species of the world. Although widely distributed historically, it now only survives in two populations, in Java and in Vietnam with a total of less than 70 individuals.

 





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