Tag: New Zealand

19 Sep 2014

Hamilton Zoo Celebrates World Rhino Day 2014 on Saturday, September 20 & Sunday September 21  0

Hamilton Zoo will celebrate World Rhino Day on Saturday, September 20 & Sunday September 21.

Hamilton logo

There is a Meet the Keeper Talk scheduled for Noon. Additionally Hamilton Zoo will offer its popular Face2Face sessions at 1:00PM on Saturday and Sunday. Face2Face allows visitors to meet the Southern White Rhinoceros up close. There is a $15.00 per person charge and 10% of the encounter fee will help endangered animals in the wild through the Hamilton Zoo Conservation Fund.

Although you may make the reservation the day of your visit, space is limited. It is World Rhino Day and there will be extra interest. Wake the kids, call the neighbors and bring your crew to Hamilton Zoo!

18 Sep 2014

Wolrd Rhino Day 2014 Aukland Zoo  0

Auckland Zoo will celebrate World Rhino Day 2014 on Saturday, September 20 & Sunday, September 21.

photo via Auckland Zoo website
photo via Auckland Zoo website

The celebration will focus on the Asian Rhino species and will share information on how Kiwis can contribute to conservation efforts. Special Keeper led encounters will begin at 10:00am, 12:00pm and 1:45pm. Keepers will hold a competition to ‘guess how much the rhino poo weighs.’ The winner will receive a behind-the-scenes rhino experience!

At the Zoo’s Central Lawn area, near the meerkat exhibit, enjoy rhino-themed story time, (11:00am daily) and get your face painted for a gold coin donation in support of the Auckland Zoo Conservation Fund.

These Rhino themed activities come with the regular admission to Auckland Zoo.


09 Sep 2013

Celebrate World Rhino Day 2013 at Auckland Zoo in New Zealand #worldrhinoday  0

World Rhino Day is celebrated on 22 September.
World Rhino Day is celebrated on 22 September.
Auckland Zoo in New Zealand is celebrating World Rhino Day on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September.

To raise money for the Auckland Zoo Conservation Fund (which currently supports Rhino conservation) all our Rhino keepers are having their heads shaved on Rhino weekend!

Auckland Zoo will have the following activities:

  • 3 Rhino encounters each day.
  • Each visitor to the Zoo will receive a handout with a Rhino quiz and a rhino colouring in activity.
  • Rhino touch table with rhino artifacts
  • Competition to guess how much a wheelbarrow full of Rhino poo weighs
  • Display of how much food a Rhino eats per day
  • Display of Rhino enrichment items
  • Rhino hats as giveaways
  • Information displays about the 5 different types of Rhino
  • Information about our 3 rhinos and how to tell them apart
  • Information on the different features of rhinos, i.e., their ears, horn, skin etc.
  • Facepainting!

Connect with Auckland Zoo on Facebook.

18 Sep 2012

#worldrhinoday Countdown to World Rhino Day 2012  0

World Rhino Day: 22 September 2012

This Saturday, September 22nd, marks the Third Annual World Rhino Day, with events planned all over the globe!

Be sure to check the World Rhino Day Facebook page and the World Rhino Day Event Map to find an event or add one of your own.

Join World Rhino Day on Facebook for the latest updates!

MORE World Rhino Day events are listed below:

“Batchelor Butterfly Farm World Rhino Day Dinner.”

“Federal Air supports World Rhino Day 2012.”

“This World Rhino Day, let us vow to protect rhinos through generations.”

“Rhinos Must Live!!!”

“Rhino Fan Walk and Sandcastle Contest.”

“Skydive for Rhinos!”

“Rooting for Rhino.”

“Make a choice, be their voice.”

“Run for Rhino!”

“Concert for Conservation.”

“Horns and Heroes.”

Join World Rhino Day on Facebook for the latest updates!

31 Aug 2012

World Rhino Day Events in Australia and New Zealand  0

Check out what people in Australia and New Zealand are doing for World Rhino Day! Join them if you can!

  • Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo is holding a number of fundraising and awareness activities, including donation buckets at special keeper talks for visitors and Zoofari Lodge guests, a ‘palm-print rhino’ art work installation and more. Funds raised will be donated to the International Rhino Foundation.
  • Auckland Zoo is celebrating rhinos with rhino chalk drawings, rhino hat giveaways, rhino activity sheets, a display of rhino food and enrichment, rhino encounters, and competitions.

Hosting your own World Rhino Day event? Click here to add it to the official World Rhino Day event map!