World Rhino Day 2021: History, Theme And Significance. Here's All You Need To Know

World Rhino Day is widely known annually on September 22 to make awareness for all five Rhino species namely Sumatran rhino, Greater one-horned rhino, Black rhino, Javan rhino and white rhino.

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This commemoration gives NGOs and case-related organisations to celebrate these majestic creatures, and lift awareness about the importance of rhinos in our ecosystem, the way to look after them and the way to support and admire them. 

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World Rhino Day: History

World Wildlife Fund-South Africa in 2010, announced to celebrate this big day on September 22. However, it had been in 2011 the event got international recognition when Lisa Jane Campbell of Chishakwe Ranch in Zimbabwe and founding father of Annamitici joined hands with creative director Rhishja Cota to make large-scale awareness to guard the species.

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World Rhino Day 2021: Theme

This year, the theme of this international event is 'Keep The Five Alive', that is, black, white, greater one-horned, Sumatran and Javan

World Rhino Day 2021:Significance

The Rhinos have reached on the verge of extinction thanks to global climate change , poaching and disturbance in natural habitat. today is widely known to make awareness among people regarding the importance of this incredible species.

Why Are Rhinos Poached? 

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Thee ongoing poaching of rhinos is thanks to the demand for his or her horn, which is employed in traditional Chinese medicine and for other purposes among people in Asian countries. Rhino horn consists of keratin, which an equivalent material is found in cockatoo bills, turtle beaks and horses’ hooves. The keratin in rhino horn contains amino acids like cysteine, arginine, lysine, tyrosine and histidine also as salts like phosphate and carbonate 

What Rhinos Are Extinct?

There are 100s of species of rhinos which will be seen in various stages of history. However, most of them are driven to extinction. Three of the five species, namely Black, Javan and Sumatran rhinos also are within the endangered category. In Africa, southern white rhinos once thought to be extinct, now thrive in protected sanctuaries and are classified as near threatened. But the western black rhino and northern white rhinos have recently become extinct within the wild.

Where Can You Find Rhinos In India?

Aside from magically going to see one in one among the Indian subcontinent forests or a zoo, here are all the national parks where you'll find the good Indian rhinoceros

- Kaziranga National Park, Assam

- Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

- Jaldapara National Park, West Bengal

- Orang National Park, Assam

- Gorumara National Park, West Bengal

- Manas National Park, Assam

- Dudhwa National Park, Uttar Pradesh

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