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Taronga Western Plains Zoo is supporting Rhino May Day to help raise awareness for the plight of the five Rhino species in the wild.

Over three days, the Zoo will host a Rhino Talk Trail as well as hold a staff BBQ and raffle to help raise funds to sponsor a critically endangered Sumatran Rhino in the Way Kambas National Park in Indonesia, through the International Rhino Foundation.

Taronga Western Plains Zoo cares for three of the five species of Rhino, the Black, White and Greater One Horned Rhinoceros.  All three species are unde threat from poaching for their horn as well as habitat loss. 

This is the first year Taronga Western Plains Zoo has supported the Rhino May Day initiative and is already looking to make the event here in Dubbo bigger and better in 2011.

By Zoo Communications

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