Rhinos, one of the oldest groups of mammals, are close to extinction if action isn’t taken.
Their horns are made of keratin, the same material that is in human hair and fingernails. The increasing demand for rhino horn has driven poaching to record levels. It is estimated that a rhino is poached every 8 hours. At this rate, rhinos could become extinct in 15 years. Join us and take charge during Save the Rhino Day, April 30.
Zoo Atlanta has worked with organizations in Zimbabwe to identify and monitor black rhino populations and curb poaching. The conservancies we’ve supported cover more than one million acres that currently harbor the bulk of Zimbabwe’s black rhino population. Zoo Atlanta’s Mabel Dorn Reeder Conservation Endowment Fund has also provided financial support to the International Rhino Foundation for anti-poaching patrols and veterinary equipment, as well as financial support for operational expenses at the Lewa Rhinoceros Conservancy. #OnlyZooATL