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SOS Rhino Review
September 2002

Welcome to the SOS Rhino Review, a 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. If youíd 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. World Rhino News
2. Feature Stories
3. Donor Appreciation
4. Find It On Our Web Site
5. Trivia Questions
6. How You Can Help
7. Trivia Answers

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1. World Rhino News

Conservation group says poaching pushing Asian rhino to extinction
GENEVA - Pressure from poachers feeding the demand for traditional medicine is driving the Asian rhinoceros ever closer to extinction, the conservation group WWF International said Wednesday. Poachers have stepped up their illegal trade, killing at least 86 rhinos in the past four years, said WWF in a new report.

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Editorial: Endangered species list keeps growing
SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS NEWS - Imagine your children and grandchildren growing up in a world where they never will see elephants or tigers or rhinoceros. Or where the only ones remaining live in zoos or circuses. Unfortunately, that is not a farfetched possibility.

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2. Feature Stories

Lincoln Park Zoo Chapter of AAZK holds 13th Annual Bowling for Rhinos Fundraiser
The Lincoln Park Zoo (LPZ) chapter of the American Association of Zookeepers (AAZK) recently held their 13th annual Bowling for Rhinos (BFR) event, raising approximately $3500. Over 40 chapters of AAZK hold a BFR event each year and to date AAZK has raised over 1.7 million dollars for rhino conservation worldwide, with the LPZ chapter raising over $110,000 of that total. SOS Rhino has been a big help the last few years, donating raffle items and bringing bowlers.

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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!

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
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


4. Find It On Our Web Site

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.

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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. It covers over 120,000 hectares. The terrain is quite rugged, complete with exotic animals like the sun bears, wild boars, insects, arduous geography and wet areas.

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5. Trivia Questions

1. TRUE OR FALSE: The white rhino is the largest of the five species of rhino living today.

2. Which parts of Africa are the black and white rhino found?

3. Recently, the first Sumatran rhino in 112 years was successful bred and born in captivity. Where and when did this miracle birth occur?


6. 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 - 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 our Donate page today, and give from your heart.


7. Trivia Answers

1. TRUE. The white rhino is the largest of the five species living today measuring in at 12-14 feet in length, 5-6 feet high at the shoulder, and weighing between 5,000 and 7,900 pounds.

2. The black rhino can be found primarily in Eastern and Southern Africa and white rhino can be found in Central and Southern Africa.

3. The first successful, captive-bred birth of a Sumatran rhino in 112 years took place at Cincinnati Zoo, USA on September 13, 2001.


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