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  SOS Rhino : In The News : Newsletter : April 2003

SOS Rhino Review
April 2003

Welcome to the SOS Rhino Review, a newsletter about rhinos from SOS Rhino. Youčll 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 youčd 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. About Us
2. World Rhino News
3. Feature Stories
4. Donor Appreciation
5. Find It On Our Web Site
6. Trivia Questions
7. How You Can Help
8. Trivia Answers

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1. About Us

SOS RHINO is a non-profit foundation that provides funds and technical assistance for the conservation of the captive and wild rhinoceros. We support programs in research, education, public awareness programs and events, and endeavors directed to secure the survival of these species.

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2. World Rhino News

Wildlife industry loses 70% of its animals
ZIMBABWE’S wildlife industry has lost at least 70 percent of its animals to poaching in the past two years and its remaining wildlife could be wiped out unless comprehensive measures are adopted to resolve the crisis, a local environmental group said this week.

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Kenya game authorities move rhinos to revive park
NAIROBI - Kenya's wildlife authorities this week started relocating nine white rhinos to a game park in the heart of the east African country where the rare beast was nearly wiped out in a poaching attack years ago, officials said.

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3. Featured Stories

Nairobi National Park Threatened by Human-Wildlife Conflict
“People crowd even closer to animals as a magnificent park turns 50,” said photographer Virginal Morell, about the Nairobi National Park while visiting Kenya on assignment in 1996. Today, the park appears even more crowded as the growth in human population surrounding the park’s southern frontier increases.

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Palm oil debate weighs ice cream and elephants
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—Ice cream lovers and French fry fanatics would not know it, but these foods put a taste of Malaysia in their mouths.
They are dining on palm oil, an ingredient in many processed foods, and unknowingly entering a debate on a controversial, yet key, crop for the Southeast Asian nation and fellow producers.

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4. 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 Diane B. Monsivais
Judy Whitaker Frederick Furtek
Janet Liew Eleanor Howe
Don & Jill Hall Susan Moy-Laveau
Joel Pond Theresa Pasquarella
Robert L. Finch Melissa Lain-Finch
Dan Ronchetti Natalie Mylniczenko
Sue Lannin Brett Haskins
Bill Moran Christy Azzarello
Carrie Azzarello Debra Tuffner
Jason Klingkammer Chrisy Bolden
Oliver Block Yuristian Amadin
Norah Farnham Tiffany Barbour
Mark Thomas Seymour & Sara Sohmer
Elaine Golin Rebecca Wilson
Scott Tunnell Penny Fairchild
Suzanne & Todd Numan  
Ultra Source Rainbow Ridge
Equitek Sonosite
Handspring Foundation VisualMedia
Jaybee Singapore Zoological Gardens
WriteBrain Productions RhinoSkin/Saunders
North Bank, Chicago IL  

The "Magic Horn" Ultimate Frisbee Team:
Megan Brennan, Wade Callahan, Suzy Friedman, Charlie Goblet, Carter Johnson, Dave Kahle, Doug Kirk, Frank Kuhr, Neema Navai, Katie O’Rourke, Kenny Outcalt, Katherine Patnode, Bob Pearl, Barrett Ruemping, Mike Tomaszewski, Cherie Weinewuth

SOS Rhino wishes to acknowledge the following individuals and organizations for their contribution to the “SOS RHINO Annelisa Memorial Fund”. Donated funds will be used to help continue Dr. Kilbourn’s work dedicated to the survival of the Sumatran rhinos in Malaysia. THANK YOU!

Donna Bruno Mike Skidmore
Cheryl Mell Penny Reidy
Dian Villafuerte Cindy Swisher
Kathryn Gamble Jill Gossett
Anne & Anthony Schroeder Cathy Gluckman
Sue & Gene Connolly Barbara Marshall
Chinquapin Trust Company Black Rhino Foundation


5. Find It On Our Web Site

SOS RHINO and SAVE THE RHINO INTERNATIONAL invite you to climb to the summit of Mt. Kinabalu, cycle the Northern tip of Borneo, and help us search for the elusive Sumatran rhinoceros of Borneo.

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6. Trivia Questions

1. TRUE OR FALSE: Female Javan rhinos do not have a horn.

2. How does the Indian rhinoceros differ from the Javan and Sumatran Rhinoceros?

3. Other than medicine, what else is rhino horn used for?


7. How You Can Help

Adopt a rhino, doc or keeper. Buy a t-shirt, hat, or video
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 today, and give from your heart.
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Contribute to the “SOS Rhino Annelisa Memorial Fund”
SOS Rhino has established memorial fund in Dr. Annelisa Kilbourn’s name to help continue her work dedicated to the survival of the Sumatran rhino in Malaysia. Contributions can be made by clicking the button below or mailed directly to SOS Rhino (checks should be made out to “SOS RHINO”)680 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60611. attn: Annelisa Fund. 312.222.0440, fax 312.222.0990. Inquires emailed to
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SOS RHINO is looking for volunteers interested in helping us in our efforts to save the Sumatran rhinoceros. Our Borneo Team is studying the demographics of the remaining animals in Tabin Wildlife Reserve to determine when patrol units, habitat protection, or translocation may play a role in the rhinos' survival. Read more:
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8. Trivia Answers

1. TRUE. There has been a controversy over the matter and of course some females may have a bit of a horn, but they are very small. The former populations in the Sundarbans, now Bangladesh, where the Javan rhino was the only species, is called Rhinoceros sondaicus inermis, where inermis means without horn - the type specimen was a female.

2. The Indian rhinoceros differs from the Javan rhinoceros by size and the arrangements of folds, and from the Sumatran rhinoceros by size, lack of hairs and the number of horns.

3. The horns are used in Yemen to make handles for the daggers that all men wear. These handles can be made from different material, but traditionally one of the better types is that made from rhinoceros horn.

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