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SOS Rhino Review

June, 2001

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Welcome to the SOS Rhino Review, a monthly 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.


And now, let’s go to the rhino news.

1. World Rhino News
2. Feature Stories
3. What’s New on Our Web Site!
4. Trivia Questions
5. How You Can Help

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1. World Rhino News


LOS ANGELES – Herman, the oldest male Indian rhinoceros in a North American zoo, was put down Thursday at the Los Angeles Zoo.
The 36-year-old, 4,500-pound rhino was suffering from severe foot lesions . . .

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In response to the recent slaughter of a female Sumatran rhinoceros in Sabah:
TEMERLOH, MALAYSIA - The Science, Technology and Environment Ministry will this year push for amendments to the Wildlife Protection Act 1972 to give it more bite.
Its Minister Datuk Law Hieng Ding said today that under the proposed amendments, the penalty for offenders would be increased by 100 percent . . .

More info


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2. Feature Stories

Experience Breeds Success at North Carolina Zoo
Our traveling rhinoceros specialist, Dr. Nan Schaffer, visited the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro and collected semen from a pair of southern white rhinos. Successfully collecting a large quantity of semen from a white rhino is no easy task . . .

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Zoo Atlanta Erects a Rhino Chute
A rhino chute is a cage-like enclosure for containing a rhinoceros while a veterinarian works with it. Difficult procedures such as ultrasound examinations, collections of semen, and nutrition studies are made a little simpler when the rhino stands inside a chute . . .

More info


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3. What’s New on Our Web Site!


Go to http://www.sosrhino.org for the latest developments in our fight to save the rhinoceros from extinction.
Ever wonder where in the USA you can find an eastern black rhinoceros? Simply click on over to our Rhino Map and find the zoos where you can see one!
Watch a video about saving rhinos! Our site now features streaming video. Turn to our Videos page for some award-winning videos.

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4. Trivia Questions

1. What great German Renaissance artist made a woodcut of a rhinoceros in 1515?
2. Do rhinos have hooves or toes?
3. How much does it cost to ship a rhinoceros from Japan to Kansas?

Stumped? Get the Answers!

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5. 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, or purchase one of SOS Rhino’s products: a T-shirt, a video, even cookies!
Visit http://sumatran.sosrhino.org/js-index-howyoucanhelp.html today, and give from your heart.

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6. Trivia Answers

1. Albrecht Dürer. His woodcut is based on a rhinoceros shipped from India to the King of Portugal.
2. Toes.
3. About $30,000.





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