The goal of National Wildlife Day is to focus on endangered species, preservation, and conservation efforts around the world. Zoos, aviaries and marine sanctuaries provide a variety of ways to get involved.
Over the past twenty years, Wildlife World has supplied in-kind support, staff expertise, and tens of thousands of dollars to local, national, and international organizations such as the International Rhino Foundation dedicated to the survival of the world’s most endangered species.
“It’s my hope that through education and awareness, we can work together in the fight for the rhino’s survival—to guarantee a viable genetic population and ensure that no more rhino species go extinct. If the persecution of this species continues, we will likely see the rhino go extinct within our lifetime,” – Mickey Ollson, Director & Founder of Wildlife World.
“It’s immensely rewarding to know that Wildlife World had the resources and capabilities to get these girls out of Africa where they are no longer at risk of being slaughtered by poachers. It feels great to know that all of our hard work paid off and we’ve probably saved their lives.” -Jack Ewart, Wildlife World’s Deputy Director,
In South Africa alone, poachers kill three or more of these iconic creatures per day in order to meet the black market demand for rhino horn, which is believed to be an aphrodisiac in some Asian cultures.
Arizona’s climate lends itself to these magnificent animals and provides the girls with the perfect environment to flourish and thrive, all the while being an ambassador for their species and inspiring people to conserve and protect their wild counterparts.
What can you do? Your voice matters!
Learn about endangered species and their habitats.
Support agencies like the International Rhino Foundation to help in their efforts to save these beautiful creatures.
Do your part to protect the environment where you live – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!