World Rhino Day 2023

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World Rhino Day is celebrated annually on the 21st of September around the world. The main aim behind this day is to dedicate the day to the five majestic rhinoceros of different species and to spread awareness about the conservation of these species. Have you ever wondered about the history and significance of World Rhino Day? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. In this blog, we will delve into the significance of this special day, as well as explore ways in which you can get involved.

History of World Rhino Day

All of this began in 2011 when Lisa Jane Cambell sent a letter to a woman named Rhishja. She wanted to increase the growth of all the five species of rhinos in the world. Due to the love of these two towards rhinos, World Rhino Day came into being and later was introduced to people all over the world. 

Important Facts Behind World Rhino Day

On World Rhino Day, people who are passionate about wildlife and rhino conservation come together to celebrate. This day is marked by several talks held around a specific theme. To mark the occasion, here are some important facts about World Rhino Day.

Date of Celebration 21 September 2023
World Rhino Day 2023 Theme Greater One-horned Rhino
Five Famous Rhino SpeciesWhite Rhino – Near ThreatenedBlack Rhino – Critically endangeredGreater One-Horned – VulnerableJavan – Critically EndangeredSumatran Rhino – Critically Endangered
Rhinos are herbivores; they only feed on grass.Rhinos are partially blind. They can barely see objects 98 feet away from them.
As compared to the size of their bodies, Rhinos’ brain size is small.Rhinos are fast on land and can make swift turns in small places.

Significance of World Rhino Day

World Rhino Day has great significance as that is the day when people from all over the world who are Rhino enthusiasts come together to talk about the Rhino issue. Other than this, it also aims to spread awareness about the protection of the Rhino protection. 

It is expected that the five species of Rhino are on the verge of extinction. There are many factors which contribute to it. These include:

  • Low population density
  • Illegal trading of Rhino horn
  • Poaching of Rhinos
  • Consistent habitat loss for several years

Celebration Ideas

There are many ways through which one can contribute. Here are some of the ways:

  • Organize an event and talk about the importance of saving the rhinos
  • Go on a safari ride where you can also show people the rhinos living in their natural habitat and talk about them
  • Volunteer at a local zoo
  • Lastly, spread awareness by posting stories, photos or videos about the rhinos on social media. You can also use #WorldRhinoDay

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Q1. Who created World Rhino Day?

A. World Rhino Day was first created by WWF-South Africa in 2010. Soon, this event grew into an international success. 

Q2. What happens on World Rhino Day?

A. On the occasion of World Rhino Day, people around the world are provided with a special opportunity to go to cause-related organizations, NGOs, and zoos to celebrate rhinos in their own way.

Q3. Which state in India celebrated World Rhino Day?

A. Every year, in India, Assam is one state which celebrates World Rhino Day. This state is known to be the abode of one-horned rhinos.

Let us know what steps have you would take this World Rhino Day to protect the rhinos in the comment section below. Keep reading our trending events blogs on Leverage Edu to stay informed about the news and important dates in the world of education!

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