Taronga’s expertise is now crucial in keeping some of the world’s last rhinos alive. Please make an urgent gift to help save magnificent animals like the rhino from extinction.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo holds one of the most significant groups of rhinos in the world. We have Black Rhinos, White Rhinos and the Greater One-Horned Rhinos – and our expertise in managing these species means we’re playing a leading role in their conservation worldwide. The situation is bleak for the Sumatran Rhino of which there are now fewer than 275 left in the wild. The Black Rhino and Greater One-Horned Rhino are also in danger, with only a few thousand remaining compared to hundreds of thousands just a few decades ago.
While habitat destruction has certainly played a role in this catastrophic decline, the biggest threat to rhinos is poaching – the horrific practice of slaughtering rhinos so that their horns can be used in traditional medicines.
With your urgent help, Taronga will be able to continue with groundbreaking breeding, research and conservation programs, including our work with the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in Indonesia.
Thank you for helping us save rhinos from being lost forever.
Every donation of $2 and over is 100% tax-deductible for Australian residents.