Tag: Horns and Heroes Project

16 Oct 2012

World Rhino Day 2012: Five Rhino Species Forever! [Video]  0

A HUGE thank you to everyone who sent us their World Rhino Day photos for this year’s compilation video!

“World Rhino Day 2012: Five Rhino Species Forever!” which features the happenings in 15 countries on 22 September 2012 — World Rhino Day! Enjoy!

22 Sep 2012

World Rhino Day Art Show and Auction in Orlando to Benefit Rhinos  0

The Horns and Heroes Project will celebrate World Rhino Day with an art show and auction at Sip in downtown Orlando, featuring live music and original work from more than three dozen local artists.

The Horns and Heroes event begins at 8 p.m. at Sip, located at 724 Virginia Drive, Orlando. Proceeds will benefit the International Rhino Foundation.

The participating painters, tattoo artists, sculptors, graffiti artists, illustrators, photographers and special-effects artists have embellished oversized sculptural representations of a rhino horn, each in their own unique style. These sculptures will be on display for one night only, and visitors can bid during the silent or live auctions.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the International Rhino Foundation, which operates programs in Asia and Africa to protect threatened rhino populations and funds research on captive rhinos to improve the long-term survival of the planet’s rhino species.

“By supporting the International Rhino Foundation, The Horns and Heroes Project will help fund programs that help supply the courageous and dedicated rangers who risk their lives everyday to stop poaching and give rhinos a chance at survival,” said organizer Chad Harmon. “We’re displaying work from some outstanding, creative people, and we hope their art will help start a conversation about how we can help protect these species.”

A rhino keeper at Disney’s Animal Kingdom who is a visual artist in his spare time, Harmon said he is organizing the art show and auction as a way to help protect a species he loves while also bringing together the local art community.

Harmon made each of the 40 horns by hand using a process known as rotational casting. The pieces are made of foam-filled resin and stand 16 inches tall and 7 inches wide.

The Horns and Heroes event begins at 8 p.m. at Sip, located at 724 Virginia Drive, Orlando.

31 Aug 2012

World Rhino Day Events in the United States  0

Check out what people in the US are doing for World Rhino Day! Join them if you can!

  • Special tours and a behind-the-scenes look at the black rhino exhibit at will be given at Potter Park Zoo on World Rhino Day! 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. Proceeds benefit International Rhino Foundation.
  • Join the Houston Zoo on September 22nd and 23rd for a special Spotlight on Species event celebrating World Rhino Day. The event will take place at the White Rhinoceros exhibit in The African Forest from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Special keeper chats focusing on Rhinos will be scheduled throughout the day. Children can take part in making rhino-themed crafts and face painting. Items and merchandise will be available for purchase with proceeds going to the International Rhino Foundation.
  • Visit the rhinos at the Saint Louis Zoo from 10 — 3 on World Rhino Day to learn more about rhinos and participate in a fun craft for kids. You will leave with an understanding of what the zoo is doing to help rhinos and what you can do, too!
  • Cameron Park Zoo in Waco, Texas, in conjunction with the International Rhino Keeper Association, has organized an awareness-raising event featuring keeper talks, activities and t-shirt sales to benefit rhino conservation.
  • Fossil Rim Wildlife Center in Glen Rose, Texas will be celebrating World Rhino Day by offering free activities at their front gate, as well as $10 guided tours to see the rhinos residing at their facilities.
  • The Horns and Heroes Project is having an art show and auction in Orlando, Florida (USA) to benefit the International Rhino Foundation

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