So there are over 60 schools taking part in the Wild! Rhino Education Program and they are all busy at the moment decorating rhino sculptures for their school. St Pius X is a school near the Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo and they invited mum’s mate, Mandy and a Zoo Keeper, Lachy, to visit their school on their Rhino Day! Lachy talked to the whole school at assembly about rhinos and what it’s like being a rhino keeper and Mandy helped them raise some money to go towards rhino conservation. Rhinos in Indonesia are in real trouble and the Javan Rhino may go extinct soon – so Taronga Zoo is trying to help, by breeding the rhinos in Australia and visiting the places overseas that look after rhinos to give them a hand! Well done St Pius X – its awesome to know you have so many dedicated students and that you really care about our wildlife!
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