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  SOS Rhino : In The News : Newsletter : April 2003

SOS Rhino Review
May 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, international foundation dedicated to preserving the five rhinoceros species in their natural habitats. Our conservation programs combine research, education, marketing and advocacy, all working collectively to achieve sustainable results.

Through diverse stakeholder support, SOS Rhino develops and funds rhino conservation and awareness programs appropriate to individual countries, providing these countries with the education and tools to build lasting rhino conservation.

It is our goal to secure a place for this ancient animal in tomorrow’s world.

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2. World Rhino News

Rhino Calf Birth Heralds New Beginning for Kenya's Magnificent Meru National Park
Kenya's Meru National Park celebrated a rare new arrival last Sunday, when one of nine endangered white rhinos translocated to the park in March gave birth to a healthy calf - the first born in the park in 20 years.

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Coffee trade threatens rare species
Is it too latte for Sumatra's lowland forests?
In a report published today, O'Brien and fellow conservationist Margaret Kinnaird warn that unregulated coffee prices are threatening precious forests and their endangered inhabitants on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.

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3. Featured Stories

A Bitter and Sweet Year 2002 for SOS Rhino Borneo
By Dr. Edwin Bosi, Program Officer
For the past 24 months (December 2000 – December 2002), the SOS Rhino field teams have systematically scouted the Tabin Wildlife Reserve (TWR) for evidence of Sumatran rhino. In 2002 alone, 30 surveys were conducted in Tabin reserve including one general survey organized jointly with the Wildlife Department Sabah and AREAS-WWF Sabah.

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SOS Rhino Announces Borneo Rhino Challenge 2004: Fundraising Effort to Preserve Critically Endangered Sumatran Rhino
The event consists of a two day, 85 mile mountain biking challenge coupled with a hike to the summit of Mt. Kinabalu, elevation 13,422 feet, as part of the two week adventure. Also, as part of the Challenge, the team will join SOS Rhino’s field staff deep in the jungles of Tabin Wildlife Reserve, in search for signs of the elusive Sumatran rhino in its natural habitat. One of the highlights of the extraordinary trip is a visit to the internationally renowned Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary and rhino-breeding center in Sandakan, Malaysia.

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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 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
Brigita Harris  
Chinquapin Trust Company Black Rhino Foundation


5. Find It On Our Web Site

Visit our Rhinowledge page -- all the facts for academic and precocious pursuits.
Dig in right here and read for answers to all your rhino questions.

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Meet the Sumatran rhino and what SOS Rhino is doing to save them from the brink of extinction.

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6. Trivia Questions

1. TRUE or FALSE: Rhinos are nearsighted.
2. How many toes do rhinos have?
3. Do rhinos have teeth?


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. Rhinos have poor eyesight.
2. Rhinos have 3 hoofed toes on each foot.
3. Yes. The five rhino species living today have molars and, in addition to molars, the Asian species (Indian, Javan, Sumatran) have sharp incisors for biting and for defense.


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