Save The Rhino
Save the Rhino International's vision is for all five rhino species to thrive in the wild for future generations. They collaborate with partners to support endangered rhinos in Africa and Asia.
Their strategies to achieve this vision include:
- Raising funds to protect and increase rhino numbers and population distribution in African Asian range states
- Facilitating the exchange of technical support and information between rhino conservation stakeholders
- Ensuring that local communities in key rhino areas benefit from employment, capacity building, education, outreach and the sustainable use of natural resources
- Developing and delivering behaviour-change campaigns to reduce the demand for rhino horn in consumer countries
- Raising global awareness of the need for urgent action on rhino conservation
At Hamilton Zoo there are six white rhinos. A male calf, Samburu, was born in June to mother Kito and father Kruger and joined females Imani, Moesha and her daughter Jamila.
Hamilton's white rhino breeding programme has been exceptionally successful with seven rhinos born at the Zoo. They include male Kifaru, who went to The National Zoo and Aquarium in Canberra along with Ubuntu. Males Inkosi and Mtoto are at Auckland Zoo.