World rhino day

World Rhino Day is Wednesday, September 22, 2021!

World Rhino Day is a day of awareness for all five rhino species and the work being done to save them. Since 2011, World Rhino Day has been celebrated internationally on September 22nd – this year is the 10th anniversary! On World Rhino Day, the International Rhino Foundation celebrates rhinos and all those around the world who care about them. Join us on Team Rhino as we ‘keep the five alive.’

While every day of the year is World Rhino Day to us, on September 22nd we’ll be celebrating with special rhino events including our annual State of the Rhino address. We also have a limited edition World Rhino Day t-shirt available through September 30th, and have created shareables to help you spread awareness about rhinos.

World Rhino Day Schedule:

Celebrate rhinos with us on 9/22!

9:00 am EST Nina Fascione (IRF Executive Director) will provide her annual State of the Rhino address, detailing population trends and other topics in rhino conservation. The video will be streamed on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Youtube. And we’ll be watching live with you, so join our watch parties on Facebook or Youtube and say hi! 

11:00 am EST CeCe Sieffert (IRF Chief Conservation Director)  joins Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants to talk Javan and Sumatran rhinos with students. Special guest, Sectionov (IRF Indonesia Program Manager), will join her from Indonesia. Tune in live on YouTube:

1:30 pm EST Dr. Rhino will be live from Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens, talking rhinos with the zoo team on Twitch at

2:30 pm EST Chris Whitlatch (IRF Communications Director) will bring you up close and personal with the white rhinos at the Nashville Zoo live on Facebook at

World Rhino Day 2021 T-Shirt:

For the month of September, we’ll be selling this limited edition 2021 World Rhino Day shirt. This shirt design is only available this year until September 30th, so get your orders in! By buying a shirt (or more!) you’re helping rhinos in two ways: of course profits from the shirt sales go to our rhino conservation efforts, AND wearing the shirt is a great conversation starter and the perfect opportunity to tell people about rhinos. A lot of people still don’t know there are FIVE species of rhino, so this is a great way for Team Rhino to spread awareness. There are four shirt styles and multiple color options, something for every rhino lover you know. To make sure you have the best chance to get your order delivered by September 22nd, we’re running shorter batches that print and ship every two days. 

Help Spread Awareness for Rhinos:

We’ve created this social media toolkit for World Rhino Day with graphics and captions ready to go – feel free to share these or any of the posts you see on our social media platforms. Just download the graphics, copy and paste the caption, and post to your favorite social platform. We also love seeing the creativity of Team Rhino and look forward to seeing your own unique rhino posts each year! Make sure to tag us (Facebook: @InternationalRhinoFoundation ; Twitter & Instagram: @rhinosirf) and/or use the World Rhino Day hashtags: #WorldRhinoDay #WRD2021 #TeamRhino #KeeptheFiveAlive

Stay Informed:

Stay tuned for more details on this year’s celebration as we get closer to World Rhino Day 2021. Get updates by subscribing to our monthly e-newsletter, weekly blog, or following us on social media: (FacebookTwitterInstagramLinkedIn, and YouTube).

State of the Rhino – Coming Soon!

We’ll be sharing our 2021 State of the Rhino Report ahead of World Rhino Day on Monday 9/20.

Thanks for your support Team Rhino! Click here for even more ways to help rhinos for World Rhino Day.

Special thanks to our 2021 World Rhino Day Sponsors:

Interested in joining Team Rhino as a World Rhino Day sponsor? Email us!