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SOS Rhino Review
September 2004

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. Let us know if you’d rather not receive this newsletter.

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 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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2. World Rhino News

Poachers putting endangered white rhinos at risk
GLAND, Switzerland (AP) - Gangs of poachers in Congo have been slaughtering the world's minuscule population of northern white rhinos, reducing the population by about one-half in just more than a year, a key conservation organization said Friday.

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At Dudhwa, rhino births no cause to celebrate
Lucknow, August 9: While the recent birth of two rhinoceros calves at the Dudhwa national park, about 155 kilometres from here, may be an occasion to celebrate, it has compounded the problems for the park authorities.

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3. Featured Stories

SOS RHINO BORNEO MONTHLY FIELD REPORT
JUNE 2004

We have two volunteers from Ingram Scholars Program, New Orleans, USA. Star Wallin and Taylor Jackson arrived in Kota Kinabalu on 24th May 2004 and headed to Tanjung Utik at the end of the month. While in Kota Kinabalu, they met with Dr. Edwin Bosi who fine-tuned their summer project proposal. Thus, the two students undertook a brief research on the perception of the villagers on an eco-tourism venture within their villages.

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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!

Click HERE to view the list of our donors!

 

5. Find It On Our Web Site

RHINO SPECIES
Only five main rhino species survive in the wild on three (3) continents in the world. What used to number in the hundreds of thousands, now only amounts to a few thousand for all the rhino species collectively.

Visit our Rhino Species page to learn about their unique traits, just click on the 'Full Story' button below and then click on the RhinoSpecies button on the right hand side:

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6. Trivia Questions


1. TRUE or FALSE: Rhinos have teeth.

2. Do rhinos really stomp out fires?

3. What are the reasons for the continual decreasing rhino population?


7. 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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8. Trivia Answers


1. TRUE. All rhinos, those from Asia as well as Africa, have teeth in the sides of their jaws, called premolars and molars. The Asian species of rhinoceros also show well-developed front teeth. In fact, the incisors of the Indian and Sumatran rhinoceros are its main means of defense, much more dangerous than the horn on the nose.

2. There are quite a number of legends about the rhinoceros stamping out fire. The story seems to have been common in Malaysia and Burma. This type of rhinoceros even had a special name in Malay, 'badak api', where badak means rhinoceros and api means fire. The animal would come when a fire is lit in the forest and stamp it out. If there is or can be any truth in the legend, it would be hard to decide. Suffice it to say that there has been no sighting of this phenomenon in recent history. Of course, the rhinoceros in South East Asia has become very rare is hardly ever met nowadays, as it keeps to the deep forest and high mountains.

3. The rhinoceros is highly priced for its horn, which is supposed to have medicinal properties. This belief is very common in Far Eastern countries like China. Its natural habitat is taken away by the growing human population. Land is converted for use in agriculture or roads, forests are still logged for hardwood.
Poaching is a very serious threat. It is also still intensifying.




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