The Rhino – known for being a big and bulky animal with a beautiful long horn – finds it’s existence threatened due to rhino poaching and trafficking.
EnviroKidz is proud to partner with African Wildlife Foundation in their efforts to protect keystone species like rhinos and help maintain the health of their ecosystems. Read on to learn more about what African Wildlife Foundation is doing so that these fascinating animals can continue to roam the savannah forever.
DID YOU KNOW?
- There are only 2 rhino species left in Africa, the Black Rhino and the White Rhino.
- The difference between black and white rhinos isn’t really their color – it’s their lip shape. The black rhino has a hooked lip while the white rhino’s lips are more square-shaped.
- Rhino’s horns are made of keratin? It’s the same material that makes up our hair and nails.
- Rhinos have poor eyesight. However, they make up for it with their strong sense of smell and acute hearing.
- Unlike the black rhino, who primarily live-in solitary, the white rhino tends to be a more social.
Photo courtesy of African Wildlife Foundation.
AFRICAN WILDLIFE FOUNDATION
The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) has been the leading voice of conservation in Africa for 60 years. Its mission is to ensure that wildlife and wildlands thrive in modern Africa. AWF works to stop the killing, stop the poaching, stop the demand, and stop trafficking of African wildlife. Rhinos are hunted and killed for their horns and used in ornamental carvings and traditional medicine to cure various diseases. AWF is helping to ensure the survival of white rhinos, and other species, by protecting their habitats, stopping wildlife poaching and trafficking, as well as helping to reduce conflict between humans and wildlife.
By donating to AWF, you can help equip rangers protecting wildlife on the ground, provide eco-monitoring equipment for scientists in the field, and support programs teaching communities how to share space with the wildlife in their own backyards. With your support, AWF can continue its efforts to ensure these majestic creatures are around for generations to come. Learn more about how AWF is working to save rhinos. To support AWF’s work, please visit www.awf.org.
HOW CAN YOU SAVE THE RHINOS?
- Donate to AWF and support their efforts to save African wildlife like Rhinos.
- Talk to your friends and neighbors. Tell them why you support wildlife protection and help them see how people and wildlife can coexist.
- Call or write to your local legislator and get them on your side. Once they become advocates for wildlife protection, they can make positive changes in policy.
- Enjoy EnviroKidz Rhino Rolls Cereal knowing that a portion of sales goes to support these great programs.
Every time you buy one of Nature’s Path’s EnviroKidz products, a portion of the sales are donated to support endangered and vulnerable species, habitat conservation, and environmental education for kids worldwide. To date, we have raised over $3 million to help our partnering organizations with their educational and protection efforts!