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SOS Rhino Review

August, 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


NAMIBIA - Mannetjie Ganaseb is probably the only person in Namibia who can
claim to have been trapped underneath a wild, black rhino and lived to tell
the tale ...

More info

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2. Feature Stories

Kilbourn and Colleagues Congregate in Congo

In May and June, Dr. Annelisa Kilbourn traveled to Gabon to start the
“gorilla health evaluation and monitoring program” and work with multiple
non-governmental organizations to develop human and animal disease
transmission prevention protocols associated with gorilla habitats . . .

More info


Lee Foo Hwa: Contractor and Friend of Rhinos

When the squeeze on a rhino chute at Sepilok broke and needed repair, Dr.
Edwin Bosi called his friend Lee Foo Hwa, a contractor in the area. Lee
fixed the manual squeeze . . .

More info


Twenty-Something Records Impressions of Borneo

“We got up early to check out the rhinos . . . ”

More info


Kilbourn to Track Rhinos in Tabin Wildlife Preserve

Dr. Annelisa Kilbourn, a field scientist for SOS Rhino in Borneo, is traveling back to the Tabin wildlife preserve, where she will go into the field to track the number of remaining Sumatran rhinos . . .

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. True or false: Sumatran rhinos are social animals.
2. Why would a veterinarian use an ultrasound machine on a rhino?
3. Sumatran rhinos love to eat:

A. People
B. Leftovers
C. People who eat leftovers
D. Fruit, leaves, twigs, and bark
E. Reupholstered couches
F. Steak, muffins, ice, and caviar

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. False. Sumatran rhinos keep to themselves most of the time. One exception, of course, is when they breed.

2. The ultrasound machine allows a vet to see the internal anatomy of a rhino from outside the animal by producing images from reflected soundwaves. This machine is very useful during examinations to discover more about a rhino’s reproductive biology.

3. The Sumatran rhino eats fruit, leaves, twigs, and bark (D).





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