Thank you for organizing a World Rhino Day event!
Register your World Rhino Day 2015 event by sending details to: info [at] worldrhinoday [dot] org and we will post them on this page and on the World Rhino Day Facebook page and on Twitter @RhinoDaySept22!
World Rhino Day events are listed by country below:
Taronga Western Plains Zoo has an educational day planned for September 22. There will be three, separate keeper talks and feeding sessions:
- Black Rhino 9:25am
- White Rhino 11:00am
- Greater One Horned Rhino 1:15pm
- Kick the day off with the Wild 5K Run/Walk
- Help make enrichment for Timu and Kianga
- Find all five species of rhino on a scavenger hunt
- Kid’s snactivity (an edible activity with a rhino twist)
- Kid’s crafts and games
- Education stations
- Bounce houses
- End the day at Winos for Rhinos
- Make a wish for rhinos and post it for all to see
- Rhino biofacts to see and touch
- Learn what it takes to be a “rhino scout” in Africa
- Activity booklet, souvenir wristband and bookmark (while supplies last)
- Talk to rhino keepers
- Paintings made by the Zoo’s rhinos
Stampede Style of Australia will support World Rhino Day by running a promotion during the days of 18-20th September. Stampede Style will happily donate 20% of the proceeds of all rhino print sales to Save the Rhino Trust. Their stunning and sophisticated black and white fine art captures the essence, character and nobility of the rhino.
Safari Niagara is home of two amazing white rhinos, Haus and Toy. Safari Niagara will hold a social media event for their rhinos. All new, past and future visitors are encouraged to post their favorite photos of their experiences with either Haus and Toy or post about rhinos in general. Take a stand together for World Rhino Day! Use hashtag: #safariniagara and #worldrhinoday to spread love and awareness about this amazing animals all over Canada!
Join the Toronto Zoo on Saturday, September 19 and celebrate World Rhino Day. Learn about rhinos and their habitats and their role in their environments and take in a special Keeper Talk at 12:00pm and 2:00pm (Indian Rhino) and 1:00pm and 4:00pm (White Rhino).
Zoo Dvur Kralove will celebrate World Rhino Day on Saturday, September 26. Actor Josef Dvorak will be guest of honor. Visitors may wish a safe journey to Eliska, the female black rhinoceros , which in the coming months will move to Mkomazi National Park in Tanzania. Guests will learn more about the Mkomazi reserve as well as black rhinos.
Tallinn Zoo in Estonia will a celebrate a rhino weekend in honor of World Rhino Day from September 18 – 20. Festivities will begin with the Matsalu Nature Film Festival, and a film about about elephants and rhinos. On Saturday there will be a family morning filled with activities and rhino themed tours. Sunday will feature a special feeding for the rhinos and assorted workshops.
Zoo Dortmund will celebrate World Rhino Day on Sunday, September 27. Dortmund is home to five Southern White Rhinos. Last year heralded the birth of Abebi, the first calf born at Zoo Dortmund. Visitors will enjoy behind the scenes tours, keeper talks, and an assortment of family activities.
Details here: http://www.zoo-frankfurt.de/ihr-zoo-besuch/was-ist-los-im-zoo/kalender/details/ical/deutsche-zootage-welt-rhino-tag.html?tx_cal_controller[year]=2015&tx_cal_controller[month]=09&tx_cal_controller[day]=26&cHash=5cb5765815093a68e01285112f9e979f
WWF Indonesia will be very busy celebrating World Rhino Day! Events kick off in Lampung, with a school visit and Rhino March at Sept 19. In Ujung Kulon, there will be a school visit, coloring activity for rhino, and journalist writing contest. In Kutai Barat, there is a school visit and discussion about Sumatran Rhino. In Kalimantan, there will be a photography contest about rhino habitat. In Balikpapan (Kalimantan) there be a discussion with WWF Stakeholder for Sumatran Rhino Conservation.
In Jakarta,there will be a discussion about wildlife photography with Alain Compost and Stephen Belcher on September 22.
WWF Indonesia will sponsor a blogger contest for World Rhino Day 2015. The theme will be “What is Home Sweet Home For The Rhino?”, a discussion about a new habitat for rhinos. The prizes for three winners in the contest will consist of field trip to Ujung Kulon, a certificate, and cash. Good luck and may everyone find a happy home for Indonesia’s precious rhinos!
Contest details here: http://ceritaanda.viva.co.id/news/read/673610-ayo-ikuti-lomba-menulis-cerita-anda
Dublin Zoo celebrates World Rhino Day on the weekend of September 19 & 20. Activities will include special keeper talks with a focus on rhino’s in the wild, face-painting, nail art, and lots more for all the family to enjoy!
Details here: http://www.dublinzoo.ie/33/Events-Calendar-2015.aspx
In honor of World Rhino Day, Torino Zoo will offer a special event on Sunday, September 20. Guests may be treated to a special up close visit with Freddy and there will be special keeper talks. Portions of proceeds will be donated toward rhino protection in the wild.
Parco Natura Viva will celebrate World Rhino Day over September 26 & 27. On September 26 will feature keeper for the day and guests will help prepare enrichment for the rhino. Both September 26 & 27 will feature special learning talks dedicated to learning about the threats to the rhino and what can be done to protect rhinos in the wild. Children can be small rangers and experience firsthand what it means to defend the wildlife.
Year 6 students at the Kuwait English School in Salwa, Kuwait will celebrate World Rhino Day with the study of rhinos and write poetry about the beauty of rhinos and the dangers they face
iSimangaliso Wetland Park may very well have the largest World Rhino Day celebration this year. iSimangaliso Wetland Park launched a massive campaign entitled, “iSimangaliso My Rhino, Our Future”. The broad-based program specifically targets youth in the protection of rhinos and other iconic and endangered species in iSimangaliso and South Africa. The campaign began with students from over 75 schools creating rhino conservation artwork and uploading to Facebook and Instagram. My Rhino, Our Future continues the Rhino Walk, a march from school to school across the length of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park – which is over 220km from Maphelane to Kosi Bay. A highlight of the walk includes a celebratory event on World Rhino Day, 22nd September in St Lucia. The spotlight will shine on the youths’ commitment to conservation. Participants will come together and symbolically join hands as a united front in the fight against poaching and our combined efforts to tackle the greatest threat to this iconic population: human greed.
For more information and to join the Rhino Walk, please contact the iSimangaliso media officer, Siyabonga Mhlongo (
Giltedge Africa, a Tour Operator based in Cape Town, South Africa will celebrate World Rhino Day be selling Rhino teddies today in our office park and the proceeds will be donated to www.stoprhinopoaching.com.
Underberg, South Africa will host the inaugural Challenge of RHINO, The Peak on World Rhino Day, September 22 2015. Its unique connection with its namesake and its natural beauty makes RHINO, The Peak a premier destination for international FKT athletes, hikers and tourists. Five of South Africa’s best trail runners, 3 intrepid rock climbers and a band of able hikers take on the challenge to summit RHINO, The Peak in the Fastest Recorded Time ever!
Following 2015 Rhino Benefit Challenge, dignitaries, trail runners and hikers from across the globe will be invited to register for RHINO, The Peak Challenge and contribute to rhino conservation. To further contribute to rhino conservation and wilderness trail maintenance, a mountain triathlon, named Rhino Revenge and a family challenge, named the Rhino Romp will be held in the shadow of Rhino, The Peak in 2016 Part of the proceeds will be donated to rhino conservation and Maloti-Drakensburg wilderness trail maintenance.
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World Rhino Day challenge from South Africa! Either you donate $5 to a rhino conservation fund – OR – you paint your nose red and challenge FIVE other people to do the same. Once challenged, you have 48 hours to accept or reject the challenge!
Here is the link to learn more https://www.facebook.com/events/520914911390655/
Cape Town based company Chameleon Books firmly believes that conservation starts with education for both children and adults. They are doing a crowdfunding campaign which aims to raise money to do a print run of the Rescuing Rhino book – https://www.thundafund.com/rescuingrhino
Rescuing Rhino is an illustrated story about an orphaned baby rhino, how he was cared for and eventually released back into the wild. The book deals with caring for orphaned wild animals and the plight of the rhino with fact and activity sections focused around the rhino and other orphaned animals. We have set up our rewards system in such a way that people who contribute to our campaign have the option of receiving books to donate to a charity/school of their choice.
In the build up to World Rhino Day, Judy will be holding a garden fundraiser in Cape Town on Sunday the 20th of September from 2pm to 5pm in order to raise funds for the campaign. Everyone is welcome, so bring your friends and family to enjoy some fun in the garden, learn some history of the area and have a cup of tea with the Chameleon Books team.
Details here: http://africageographic.com/blog/tea-party-rhinos/
Metlife Mall and Amathole Museum have partnered to celebrate World Rhino Day on Tuesday, 22 September 2015. Visit the mall to see the work done to conserve these amazing animals. details:http://metlifemall.com/metlife-mall-news/2015/09/amathole-museum-celebrates-world-rhino-day/
Project Rhino KZN announced that South African Youth Rhino Ambassadors and the World Youth Wildlife Declaration are heading to Vietnam in October. Five Youth Rhino Ambassadors have been selected to represent South Africa and carry an important appeal to Vietnamese citizens and Asian government leaders to urgently bring an end to the rhino poaching crisis.
This is the first time South African youth have been invited to visit Vietnam – internationally recognized as a key consumer country and hub for the sale of rhino horn – and participate in a government-led demand reduction campaign. They will be guests of Operation Game Change, a joint Vietnam/US government initiative aimed at ending wildlife crime in Vietnam, especially rhino horn trafficking.
Check the Project Rhino KZN Facebook page to learn more: https://www.facebook.com/projectrhinokzn/
The Swazi Community can help take a stand to save the rhino by getting involved with the Nail it for Rhinos Campaign. All they have to do is get creative with their nails from the 1st of September 2015. World Rhino Day is on Tuesday the 22nd September and the eventual winner will be announced on Social Media on the 22nd. They can color them, Shape them or Fake them; then take selfies (with the highlight of the picture being their nail craft) and share them on our official Big Game Parks instagram, facebook and twitter handles with the caption.
The most creative participant will walk away with:
One night for 2 people at Hlane Royal National Park plus a Rhino Game Drive.
Edinburgh Zoo will celebrate World Rhino Day on Saturday, September 19. The special day will include lectures, Keeper talks and storytelling with Alette Willis. At 12:30 p.m. there will be a special Tug of War contest featuring Broughton FC’s women’s rugby team vs RZSS keepers. You will not want to miss this!
Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm
Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm celebrates World Rhino Day on Saturday, September 19. It will be a special day learning about the rhinos and raising awareness about the plight of rhinos in the wild. Noah’s Ark will raise money for the UK based charity ‘Helping Rhinos’ through selling rhino cookies, mud cakes and other baked goods. There will be a raffle to win a rhino adoption for a year.
One of the ways in which guests will learn about the plight of the rhinos is by counting the amount of rhino images displayed to represent how many rhino have been poached this year.
The Giraffe talk at 2pm will be extended to include a special talk about the rhinos also. The rhinos will also be receiving a special enrichment treat so look out for that in their outside field.
Chessington World Adventures Resort
Chessington World Adventures Resort is celebrating World Rhino day over the weekend of September 19 & 20. Special talks in the Wanyama Hut in Wanyama Village will be held at at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. Pick up a Rhino Identification card to help name our 3 White Rhino. Guests may take a ride on ZUFARI and venture into Africa. Visitors may take part in some Arts & Crafts and even enter a Raffle for a special prize!
San Diego Zoo Safari Park
San Diego Zoo Safari Park has a whole crash of activities planned for World Rhino Day on Tuesday, September 22. Guests will enjoy a special day of rhino themed enrichment activities and meet the park’s rhino keepers. Visitors can make their own rhino conservation pledge flags and have the chance to become Heroes for Wildlife and help San Diego Zoo Global with rhino conservation by joining the San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy.
To honor the Safari Park’s beloved Nola, one of four northern white rhinos left in the world, a sky art project will take place at 9:30 a.m. at the African Plains Overlook with over 165 volunteers holding art cards that will reveal a graphic of Nola. The first 300 guests entering the Safari Park will receive #rally4rhino wristbands. Come support rhinos!
#worldrhinoday #endextinction #rally4rhinos
Park open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Fossil Rim, home to 9 rhinos will celebrate World Rhino Day on Saturday, September 26. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. World Rhino Day activities will be at the Overlook with a learning station set up outside, free activities for children in the EcoCenter, plus interpretive signs and other visuals in the Children’s Animal Center (CAC).
Go to the Fossil Rim blog for full details!
Racine Zoo celebrates World Rhino Day on Saturday, September 26. Visitors will be able to enjoy the following activities from 9AM to 6PM:
Wild adventures Celebrates World Rhino day on Saturday, September 19. Learn about Graham, the Greater One Horned Rhino, and many other rhino species from our animal keeper, Lisa. Purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win a painting or even a meet & greet with Graham! All money raised will be donated to help save these beautiful creatures.
Detroit Zoo celebrates World Rhino Day on Saturday, September 19. Zookeeper talks will be held at 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. at the rhinoceros habitat. Additional zookeeper talks will also be held at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the red panda habitat to celebrate International Red Panda Day.
Reid Park Zoo
Reid Park Zoo will celebrate World Rhino Day on Sunday, September 20. Join Fireball and Yebonga for crafts and activities from 8-10am. Learn what you can do to keep wild rhinos from being poached for their horns. Wear gray to show your support for rhinos! Regular Zoo admission applies, but activities are free. No registration is necessary.
Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo
Lowry Park Zoo celebrates World Rhino Day on Saturday, September 19 from 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. Come to Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo and visit the African white rhino and Indian rhino exhibits. There will be a variety of rhino-themed activities and educational displays.
Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo celebrates World Rhino Day on September 19 from 9a.m. – 5p.m. Learn all about these amazing endangered animals. There will be Keeper chats, a craft, and interactive stations with information about rhinos and efforts to save wild rhinos. Collect a special rhino trading card.
Minnesota ZooThe Minnesota Zoo is celebrating World Rhino Day at Bauhaus Brew Labs! Learn about one of the most successful rhino conservation programs in the world with Minnesota Zoo Rhino Biologist Jeff Muntifering!
Namibia, located along the southwestern coast of Africa, supports over a third of the world’s black rhinos. This includes the last truly wild population that survives in the northern reaches of the Namib Desert. Since 2009, the Minnesota Zoo has partnered with a Namibian conservation organization, Save the Rhino Trust, to help protect and expand this unique wild rhino population.
Here is the link to learn more http://mnzoo.org/get-involved/azul/creature-feature-saving-africas-black-rhinos/
Out of Africa Wildlife Park
Out of Africa, Arizona will celebrate World Rhino Day on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at the park. There will be having a coloring contest for a rhino encounter and a raffle with great prizes. Help celebrate Jericho’s birthday and the conservation efforts for rhinos in the wild.
Central Florida Zoo
Celebrate World Rhino Day at the Central Florida Zoo,with Jahi and PJ, the Zoo’s greater one-horned rhinos, as well as all five species around the world. Help support rhino conservation working to save these incredible animals from extinction by participating in enrichment making, crafts, games, and have a chance to get up close to and touch a rhino with our Rhino Encounter!
This event is included in general Zoo admission; additional fees may apply for certain activities. Please call 407.323.4450 ext. 100 for more information.
See more at: http://www.centralfloridazoo.org/default.aspx?p=94071&evtid=404973:9/26/2015#sthash.bc4F0onr.dpuf
— WUCF TV (@WUCFTV) September 3, 2015
Potter Park Zoo
Potter Park Zoo will celebrate World Rhino Day on Sunday, September 20. Potter Park will offer special tours at 1:00p.m. and 3:00 p.m. and a behind-the-scenes look at our black rhino exhibit. Zookeepers will guide you into the exhibit holding area and show you the work that goes into the care and preservation of these amazing animals. You might even get a chance to meet one of these rare and endangered rhinos up close! There will also be rhino informational tables and activities for the kids from 10:30a.m.to 4p.m.
Check in advance. The Tours have a history of selling out!
San Francisco Zoo & Gardens
San Francisco Zoo & Gardens invites their guests on September 19 to Celebrate World Rhino Day with Elly, Boone and Gauhati.
Guests can groove to a set from the Ray Tones Band, enjoy special Keeper Talks, and hear about work to save rhinos around the world from our conservation partners. Crafts, face painting, and activities will inspire you and your family to discover more about the remarkable rhinoceros.
11:00am – 3:00pm
learn more here: https://sfzoo.worldsecuresystems.com/BookingRetrieve.aspx?ID=256505
Busch Gardens Tampa
Busch Gardens celebrates World Rhino Day on Saturday, September 19, 2015. Members of the Rhino Animal Care Team will be celebrating with guests from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. near the Nairobi train station with a World Rhino Day tent. There will be fun crafts, trivia, rhino artifacts and educational activities for the whole family. Plus, some games will have small rhino-inspired prizes! Guests can even help create a large paper mache globe that will be given to the rhinos as enrichment later in the day.
More details may be found here: http://www.buschgardenstampablog.com/busch-gardens-invites-you-world-rhino-day
Saint Louis Zoo
Saint Louis Zoo will celebrate World Rhino Day on Saturday, September 19, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at River’s Edge.
Activities will include:
Wildlife Safari in Winston, Oregon will celebrate World Rhino Day on Sunday, September 20. Guests will get a sneak peek of the NEW Rhino Boma and take a safari ride out to the newly built rhino boma and tour where our rhinos will soon be housed. Guests will then be escorted to visit our rhinos, Jack and Taryn.
The Cincinnati Zoo will celebrate World Rhino Day on the weekend of September 26 & 27! This special day is designed to spotlight our world’s rhinos and the problems they face, as well as give visitors an opportunity to get involved.
Visitors can learn about endangered rhinos through family activities, crafts, discovery stations, rhino animal encounters, and special animal demonstrations.
More Details here: http://cincinnatizoo.org/events/act-wild-for-rhinos/
Cameron Park Zoo
Cameron Park Zoo will celebrate World Rhino Day on Saturday, September 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Details will be shared.
Houston Zoo will celebrate World Rhino Day September 19 & 20 with a special Spotlight on Species: Rhino at the zoo. From 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. each day guests can spend time with the zoo’s rhino keepers to learn all about these amazing animals. Members and guests can also participate in rhino-themed crafts and games, touch educational biofacts and interact with the keepers during special Meet the Keeper Talks. Not only does Houston Zoo provide a top flight facility, but they go to great lengths to help rhinos in the wild! So show your support for rhinos and pay a visit this weekend.
Global Conservation Corps have partnered with the video storytelling specialists at Friendly Human to create the “Rhino Man” film to highlight the critical role of their sacrifices, with the trailer being released on World Rhino Day.
As one of the field rangers explains in the video, “You must have the guts in order to stand in front of the bullet, because remember there will be a poacher and there will be a rhino, and you are the bullet proof for the rhino.”
“Their story will move you to help and it will leave you believing that there is hope in spite of tragedy. We wanted to capture every essence of what it means to be a Rhino Man and let the world see how they work selflessly to protect nature against greed,” said Daniel Roberts, CEO of Friendly Human.
Learn more about the Rhino Man Project at http://friendlyhuman.com/rhinoman/
CHANGE, a Vietnamese NGO who partners with WildAid, has organized a creative event: “Funeral for rhinos: Back to dust and sand“. The event will include a funeral ceremony, where information and inspiration about the rhino’s status and why we have to protect them will be shared. Participants will go to public places for a march along the streets, carrying photos and banners calling people to stop using rhino horns, before getting to the “graveyard” where a symbolic burying will be held.
Date: September 19, 2015
Time: 8:00AM – 12:00PM
Venue: Saigon Outcast – 188 Nguyen Van Huong Street, Thao Dien Ward,
District 2, Ho Chi Minh City
Sign up on the event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/551922578296209/
Imire Rhino & Wildlife Conservation will celebrate World Rhino Day on Friday, September 25. Imire will once again celebrate World Rhino Day with the Hwedza community. These people are crucially assisting with the responsibility of the security of the wildlife in this part of the world, in particular the endangered rhino. League soccer, netball and touch rugby championship finals draw the crowds and are always an exciting “grand finale” to the day. World Rhino Day has become an important highlight of the year for everyone, and this year they hope to draw an even bigger crowd. It is an opportunity to thank our community for their support and to celebrate that all here in Hwedza are guardians to a population of 7 black and white rhino.
This year the funding will be going towards soccer/netball kit and balls for the 28 rural soccer /netball league teams as well as the entertainment for World Rhino Day.
We humbly ask the public once again to support this vital day in any way you are able. We are aware of the tough times everyone is going through. Any small donation would be so appreciated.
League soccer, netball and touch rugby championship finals draw the crowds and are always an exciting “grand finale” to the day. World Rhino Day has become an important highlight of the year for everyone, and this year we hope to draw an even bigger crowd. It is our opportunity to thank our community for their support and to celebrate that all here in Hwedza are guardians to a population of 7 black and white rhino.
Dambari Wildlife Trust held is annual World Rhino Day golf tournament in Zimbabwe on Saturday, September 19. Well Done!
Animal Planet Dedicates Morning of September 22 to Rhinos With a World Rhino Day Marathon!
BATTLEGROUND: RHINO WARS – “Bring in the Big Guns” – From 7 – 8 AM ET/PT
BATTLEGROUND: RHINO WARS – “Playing with Fire” – From 8 – 9 AM ET/PT
BATTLEGROUND: RHINO WARS – “Hell to Pay” – From 9 – 10 AM ET/PT
SAVING RHINO PHILA – From 10 – 11 AM ET/PT
SAVING AFRICA’S GIANTS WITH YAO MING – From 11 AM – 12 PM ET/PT
Join Save the Rhino and help celebrate this year’s World Rhino Day (WRD) by getting involved with our ‘Nail it for Rhinos’ campaign to raise awareness of the threats facing the world’s five rhino species.
Make a stand for rhinos by painting your nails to raise awareness for the rhinos and show the world that rhino horn is made the same substance as nails!
Additional details here: https://www.savetherhino.org/get_involved/nail_it_for_rhinos
The Annamiticus team will continue to update the World Rhino Day Facebook Page, maintain the World Rhino Day Blog, and add to the World Rhino Day Event Roster. As the grand day unfolds the team will be hard at work trying to maximize the World Rhino Day Footprint on social media.
Rhino lovers around the world are going to make it the best World Rhino Day ever!
Rhino Photography contest by Africa Geographic!
Africa Geographic will once again be hosting a World Rhino Day competition for all the rhino photographers out there! Africa Geographic, along with Formalito and Leupold Binoculars, invite you to take part in our photographic competition – a celebration of rhinos in black and white.
The winner of this competition will win a pair of Leupold Katmai 6×30 Compact Binoculars sponsored by Formalito while the top ten images will be featured in a World Rhino Day gallery in our online magazine on the 18th of September.
— Africa Geographic (@africageo) September 1, 2015
Helping Rhinos calls for to rhino lovers around the globe to join the Rhino Rant on World Rhino Day. Join Bear Grylls, Alan T and many others and have your #RhinoRant on #WorldRhinoDay – 22nd September. Lend you voiceto @helpingrhinos to help stop the slaughter.
Rhino Disharmony calls for rhino lovers to dance against rhino poaching on World Rhino Day. Do any kind of dance, and then post a 40-second clip onto their social media pages tagging Rhino Disharmony or post directly to their Facebook page. he only rules are that you must mention why you’re doing the dance, keep the video to a maximum of 40 seconds’ duration, use the hashtag #My40sforRhinos and tag at least one person calling them to action.
Thumbprint Artifacts wants help raise awareness for rhinos! They want friends and family to paint your toe nails pink for World Rhino Day. Thumbprint Artifacts supports Save the Rhino International with a donation from sales to help them with their mission to protect this critically endangered species. In honor of the day and our on-going support for the cause, SAVE 20% on your on-line purchase TODAY! Use coupon code SaveRhino20Off and receive a 20% saving on your products. Offer valid until 30 September, 2015.
“Let’s KISS rhinos, not kill them!” says author Victoria Walkden