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  SOS Rhino : In The News : Newsletter : November 2002

SOS Rhino Review
November 2002

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

Full Stories Are Available Via Web Links

1. About Us

SOS RHINO is a non-profit foundation that provides funds and technical assistance for the conservation of the captive and wild rhinoceros. We support programs in research, education, public awareness programs and events, and endeavors directed to secure the survival of these species.

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2. World Rhino News

Wyoming doctor recruits army in Africa to save animals from poachers
All he's trying to do — with the written blessing of the C.A.R.'s president, he emphasizes — is save what remains of the country's magnificent wildlife and protect its remote villages from brutal gangs of poachers.

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Rare rhinoceros threatened as fire razes 30,000 ha of national park
Fires have thus far burned 30,000 hectares of the protected forest in Lampung this year, threatening the habitat of the protected Sumatran rhinoceros. The fires at the Way Kambas National Park have spread to an area located around two kilometers from the rhino's main habitat in East Lampung.

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3. Featured Stories

The jungle is just beautiful, a dense tangle of green with an incredible diversity of plant, insect and animal life. It is never quiet, and at night the chorus of insect and animal noises sounds like some kind of New Age relaxation CD, it's just amazing.

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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  
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


5. Find It On Our Web Site

If you love lush, tropical beauty, exotic animals and fascinating people, then this is the trip for you! Arrangements are being made at this time for a group trip to Malaysia from the United States to meet the Sumatran Rhino of Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. Click here for details:

As part of SOS Rhino's continuing education and awareness efforts, we create videos to aid in the task of getting the plight of the rhino into the minds of the general public (we have even received national awards for our work in video). Click here for details:


6. Trivia Questions

1. TRUE or FALSE: The Sumatran rhino is the only one of the three species of rhinoceros in Asia with two horns.

2. How does the black rhino of Africa differ from the white rhino?

3. Is there a subspecies of the greater one-horned Indian rhinoceros?

7. 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.


8. Trivia Answers

1. TRUE.

2. Despite the name, the black rhino differs from the white rhino not by color but by size and being a browser rather than a grazer.

3. No subspecies have been described, but Assam and Nepal populations might show slight differences.

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