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SOS Rhino Review
June 2007

Welcome to the SOS Rhino Review, a newsletter about rhinos from SOS Rhino. You'll find links to interesting articles here as well as updates on our efforts to save rhinos all over the world. Let us know if you'd rather not receive this newsletter.

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

1. Feature Stories
2. World Rhino News
3. Donor Appreciation
4. Find It On Our Web Site
5. Frequently Asked Questions
6. How You Can Help
7. Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
8. About Us


Full Stories Are Available Via Web Links

 

1. Feature Stories

Rhino Survey Expedition in Borneo

Tabin was declared a wildlife reserve because of the large numbers of wildlife and birds inhabiting its jungle, many of which are endemic and endangered species. Amongst them is the most endangered of the rhino species, the Sumatran rhino.  Tabin is suspected to have the largest remaining population of the Sumatran rhino.

This 7D6N program combines a comfortable stay at the charming Tabin Wildlife Resort with a 4D3N survey program where you will help save the last population of rhinos by joining the in-situ project in Tabin to evaluate the Sumatran rhino in the their remaining habitat in the wild. You will assist the RPU (Rhino Protection Unit) to collect survey data so as to understand the demographics, behaviour and nutrition of this rhino species.

This is an excellent program enabling the participants to sample the best of what Tabin has to offer- comfortable accommodation and beautiful rainforest setting of Tabin Wildlife Resort, and the opportunity to part take in the conservation program to save the Sumatran rhino.

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2. World Rhino News

Charging ahead in the name of endangered rhino

Rhinocycle - two mountain bikes welded together to form a four-wheeled beast - is set to travel the country again. Croydon Green Party member Andy Lindsay came up with the idea as a way to promote the ancient, threatened animals.Last year he rode the bike in towns and cities across the UK but this year he is going a bit further. He said: "I had a really good time doing it with the volunteers last summer. It is hard work but it's character building and the cause is very worthwhile." The western black rhino was declared extinct in 2006 and there are just four northern white rhinos, less than 50 Javan and 260 Sumatran rhinos left in the world today.

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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!

Click HERE to view the list of our donors!

4. Find It On Our Web Site

Sumatran Rhino In The Wild Captured On Video

A video clip of a Sumatran rhino was captured by SOS Rhino Borneo’s Rangers during a daytime routine patrol in 2006. This sighting and rare video footage documenting the Sumatran rhino in its natural habitat is indeed very exciting. SOS Rhino has been working with the Sabah Wildlife Department in patrolling and surveying for evidence of these animals for almost ten years now, and although tracks and signs of these rhinos have been documented, this is the first actual sighting of a wild Sumatran rhino in Borneo to be captured on film by hand-held video camera.

Visit the home page of our web site to view the video: http://www.sosrhino.org

5. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. TRUE OR FALSE: Rhino horns are not real horns.

2. What term is used to describe a congregation of rhinos?

3. Name the five (5) rhino species surviving today.


6 . 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. 312.335.0868, fax 312.335.0076. Inquires emailed to info@sosrhino.org.

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Volunteer
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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7. Answers to Frequently Asked Questions


1. TRUE. Rhino horn grows from the rhino's skin and not from the skull like a true horn.

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. Asian one-horned, white, black, Javan, Sumatran


8. 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 information 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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