World Rhino Day 2022 Theme, Quotes, Date, Images, Date:
World Rhino Day is celebrated on September 22 every year! This special day provides the opportunity for cause-related organizations, NGOs, zoos, and members of the public to celebrate rhinos in their own unique ways.
World Rhino Day upon us, the plight of one of Africa’s most famous and at-risk species has demanded the spotlight. But while white rhinos are something of a poster-child for conservation, it’s important that their Asian cousins are not forgotten – in fact, it is the continents own Javan species which is the most endangered rhino of all.
Asia is home to three of the five rhino species: the Javan, Sumatran and greater one-horned (Indian) rhino, and each has numbers of 3500 or less, with the latter species being the most populous. However, these numbers are still dire, and it’s not all that long since things were much worse for the greater one-horned in particular. Back in 1975, the one-horned rhino’s overall population stood at a meagre 600, with an increase in numbers seemingly owing to conservation efforts throughout India and Nepal – two countries with firm, if opposite approaches to wildlife protection.
Indian rhino, it is the largest of the rhino species. It is identified by a single black horn and a grey-brown hide with skin folds. India is home to the largest number of Greater One-Horned Rhinoceros in the world.
They primarily graze, with a diet consisting almost entirely of grasses as well as leaves, branches of shrubs and trees, fruit, and aquatic plants.
At present, there are about 2,600 Indian rhinos in India, with more than 90% of the population concentrated in Assam’s Kaziranga National Park.