This is a crucial time for the Rhino, with many species facing extinction having been on the Endangered Species list for over 10 years. So when Ringo considered changing the image on his homepage (formerly his cat) he wanted it to be a Rhino.
“I’ve always loved Rhinos. They were close to my and Keith Moon’s heart. In fact, I had two huge ones made and gave one to Keith. Mine is still here out on the grass here in England.”
There are a handful of wonderful organizations working towards Rhino preservation, including The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Established in 1977 by Dr Dame Daphne Sheldrick in Kenya, the Trust has hands-on practical experience and extensive knowledge of the Black Rhino which is unmatched. It has pioneered a hand-rearing method for the rehabilitation of rescued orphaned Rhinos and their approach to protect and preserve the Black Rhino from extinction, as well as the increasingly threatened Elephant, has been emulated elsewhere in Africa.
For more information about The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust please visit http://www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org/
Pictured: Baby Rhino named “Shida” Courtesy and Copyright of The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.