World Rhino Day

This Sunday, September 22nd, is World Rhino Day! Every year on World Rhino Day, we ask you to help us “keep the five alive,” by raising awareness about the threats facing all five rhino species.

But this year, we are turning our attention specifically to Sumatran rhinos, the most endangered large mammal species in the world. With fewer than 80 animals left in the wild, Sumatran rhinos hover on the brink of extinction. If we don’t take drastic action now, we could lose this species within our lifetimes.

For the past four months, IRF has been raising money to save the Sumatran rhino by breeding rhinos in sanctuaries and eventually reintroducing them into the wild. World Rhino Day is the last day of our online campaign, and your last chance to donate. We have already raised $4.5 million of the $6 million we needed to finish expanding the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary and begin capturing and moving more rhinos into the facility (including nearly $30,000 from online donors like you). Can you help us save the Sumatran rhino?


Thanks to contributions from donors like you, the International Rhino Foundation, in collaboration with our on-the-ground partner, the Rhino Foundation of Indonesia, has doubled the size of the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary – now we have room for 5 more rhinos! Take a sneak peek at all the work that’s been done:



There are lots of ways you can join #TeamRhino and help us save rhinos from extinction:

🦏 SIGN THE PLEDGE – Join #TeamRhino and pledge to help stop rhino poaching.


🦏 SPREAD THE WORD – Forward the rhino pledge to your family and friends. Share your support for #TeamRhino on social media. 


🦏 ADVOCATE FOR RHINOS – Write to your government leaders. Ask them to provide more funding for wildlife conservation and to enforce laws against illegal wildlife trade.


🦏 RAISE MONEY FOR RHINO CONSERVATION – Hold your own Facebook fundraiser. Or go old school –  host a bake sale or a penny drive or a bowling tournament.


🦏 DONATE – Make a contribution to IRF. Your donation will be used to help us protect and breed Sumatran rhinos, to bring this species back from the brink of extinction. 


🦏 SHOP – Buy Team Rhino clothing and rhino jewelry and crafts from our Rhino Store. Show your support for rhinos while also contributing money to conservation programs.

Hosting an event or sporting your #TeamRhino gear?

Make sure to share your World Rhino Day photos with us – we’d love to see how you’re celebrating!