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SOS Rhino Review
July 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

Zoo's Rare Rhino Expecting Again
Emi was the first Sumatran rhino in 112 years to give birth to a calf in captivity when she delivered 72-pound Andalas on Sept. 13, 2001. She is now 70 days into her second pregnancy at the zoo.

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In Africa, Hunters Pay to Tranquilize Game for Research
Game rangers and conservationists insist that the primary objective should be game management and research. The idea indeed comes from the older practice of sports fishermen paying to catch marlin and other game fish which are then tagged and returned to the sea.

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3. Featured Stories

Borneo Rhino Challenge Update
SOS Rhino officially opened registration on May 1st for our 2004 fundraising event, the Borneo Rhino Challenge. After two months, the excitement is palpable as we promote the Challenge throughout the Chicago area. The irony is the first two interested participants live in Australia! Come on, Chicago, help support your local horny non-profit!

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Miracle rhino, Rudy, fathers second calf
Rudy, a black rhinoceros born at Wichita’s Sedgwick County Zoo in 1993, and currently residing at Kansas City Zoo, fathered his second calf. Kansas City Zoo officials recently announced the pregnancy of Luyisa, a wild-born eastern black rhinoceros, due to give birth in February.

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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
Penny Fairchild  
   
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


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5. Find It On Our Web Site

Technology
Our researchers, scientists and field staff are using the latest technology available to coordinate the survey of rhinos in one of the last remaining preserves in Borneo. Tabin Wildlife preserve is located on the southeastern segment of the island of Borneo.

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Borneo Rhino Challenge 2004
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: The Sumatran rhino is a "browser".
2. Rhino horn is made of what material?
3. Black and White rhinos are found on what continent?

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7. How You Can Help


Chicago Marathon – Run for Rhinos!
We are looking for a few ambitious runners who would be interested in representing SOS Rhino in the Chicago Marathon this October. And by represent I mean run the 26 mile race dressed in a rhino costume! This is a unique and highly visible way to raise awareness with the general public towards the plight of the endangered rhino. For more information please contact Maggie Heydt. Email Maggie@sosrhino.org or call 312.222.0440

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 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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8. Trivia Answers


1. True. Sumatran rhinos have a prehensile upper lip for grasping leaves and twigs from tree branches and shrubs.
2. Rhino horn is made of keratin, like our fingernails.
3. Africa.

 
 




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