This year, the Taronga Foundation is raising vital funds for rhinoceros conservation both for the programs we manage at Taronga Western Plains Zoo and our international partners who work to help secure a wild future for these amazing creatures.
Rhinos are iconic, majestic and beautiful, however habitat destruction and an explosion in poaching means that many rhino species are on the brink of being lost forever.
Already in 2013, one rhino is being lost to poaching every 11 hours. The illegal killing of rhinos has increased by 43 percent between 2011 and 2012, representing a loss of almost three percent of the population in 2012. If poaching continues to surge, it will soon outstrip births, and experts predict wild rhino numbers could collapse as soon as 2015.
Taronga’s role in research, breeding and in-situ support for rhinoceros conservation has never been more vital in securing a future for these magnificent creatures.
Join us for an inspirational night and be a part of helping to save this species.
Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf
Piers 19-21, Upper Deck | 26-32 Pirrama Road | Pyrmont
Lounge Suit / Cocktail