Adopt a rhino

Relentless hunting for their horns and loss of their natural habitats, has led to a catastrophic fall in rhino numbers.

Rhinos have been around for millions of years and play a crucial role in their ecosystem. Rhinos are vegetarian and need to eat a large amount of vegetation every day to fuel their energy needs. So they have a big impact on the structure of their habitat.

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Your adoption really helps

Animal adoptions like yours give a huge boost to our work. They help fund projects to work with local communities to monitor rhino movement and protect their habitat.

Protect these incredible animals and receive:

Cuddly rhino toy

Cuddly toy

An optional soft toy to love forever.

My snow Rhinos magazine

Regular updates

Both Wild World and My Rhinos magazines will keep you up-to-date three times a year.

Fact pack

Fact pack

Packed with facts, bookmarks and stickers.

A wonderful gift at any time of year

A wonderful gift

Give a gift that will help protect the future of rhinos and their habitats


Map of rhinos range

Asian rhinos are true landscape engineers. If they disappeared, their habitat would change in structure, and may decline in health. Many other animals – and people – depend on this healthy habitat, so protecting the rhino and its habitat helps other wildlife and people to thrive.

Threats

96%poachedbetween 1970 and 1992

Poaching

Despite an international ban, poaching of Asian rhinos for the illegal trade in their horns is also a threat.

Rhino silhouette

Habitat loss

Asian rhinos are threatened by the loss of their forest, grassland and marshland habitat – mainly due to human settlements, logging and expanding agriculture.

Human silhouette

Health

Small isolated populations of Asian rhinos increases the risk of inbreeding

12conservation projectsacross Africa

Climate change

In southern Africa, droughts are likely to increase which will affect the region's biodiversity.


How we can help

We’ve been involved in helping Asian rhinos for over four decades. We’re implementing anti-poaching measures in rhino habitats and encouraging the pursuit, capture and prosecution of poachers. We also work with TRAFFIC (the wildlife trade monitoring network) to reduce consumer demand for rhino horn. We’re helping to restore, protect and reconnect areas of Asian rhino habitat, so they have more space to roam and are safe when doing so.

We’re also working with communities living in buffer zones around protected areas to help them use their natural resources more sustainably.

Your adoption and support will help us:

  • support vital conservation work throughout key rhino range
  • restore and connecting fragmented areas of habitat
  • implement effective anti-poaching measures
  • reduce consumer demand for rhino horn and its derivatives
  • improve management of rhino horn stockpiles to stop illegal trade
  • fund our other essential work around the world

Black rhinos have two horns. The front horn is larger - typically around 50cm long, but can grow up to 1.3m!


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