SOS Rhino Specials
Rhino Species
Rhino FAQ

More Newsletters::


  SOS Rhino : In The News : Newsletter : December 2002

SOS Rhino Review
December 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 you’d 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.

Click to read the full news article


2. World Rhino News

Brutal poachers threaten to wipe out rare rhino
The Sumatran rhinoceros, one of the world's most endangered animals, is on the brink of extinction after a resurgence of poaching.

Click to read the full news article

Rhino horn worth R150 000 stolen from museum
A rhino horn worth about R150 000 has been ripped from a stuffed white Rhino on display at the Transvaal Museum in Pretoria.

Click to read the full news article


3. Featured Stories

SOS RHINO is deeply saddened to report that our friend, colleague and Research Field Scientist Dr. Annelisa M. Kilbourn 35, died tragically on the afternoon of November 2 in a small plane accident in the Lope Nature Preserve in Gabon, Africa.

Click to read the full news article

That Dr. Annelisa M. Kilbourn was passionate about the Sumatran rhino is no surprise to those who knew the veterinarian who had worked at Lincoln Park Zoo and the Shedd Aquarium. "She was animal-mad absolutely from the word go," said her father, Barry.

Click to read the full news article


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

Most of us have relegated our personal heroes to comic books or movie screens, but the friends, colleagues and loved ones of Annelisa Marcelle Kilbourn found their ultimate role model far closer to home. “If there was anyone I knew personally I could say was a hero to me it was Annelisa,” wrote animal keeper Mike Skidmore of Lincoln Park Zoo "She did so much of what most of us only dreamed of doing. I’m glad she was doing what she believed in and loved.”

Click to read the full news article

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 to read the full news article


6. Trivia Questions

1. TRUE OR FALSE: Rhinos are killed by poachers for their horn.

2. Other than medicine, what else is rhino horn used for?

3. Name the rhino's only predator.


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: The rhino horn is highly priced and is believed to have medicinal properties. This belief is common in Far Eastern countries.

2. The horns are used in Yemen to make handles for the daggers that all men wear. These handles can be made from different material, but traditionally one of the better types is that made from rhinoceros horn.

3. Man.


Privacy Policy