World Rhino Day!
The rhino is the world’s largest land mammal after the elephant and hippopotamus.
Rhino has poor vision and cannot detect a motionless person at a distance of more than 30m. Its hearing is good, but it relies mostly on its smell.
Rhino is in danger...
Each year hundreds of rhinos are killed. During 2014, only in South Africa, 1.215 rhinos were killed by poachers who hunt them ... for their horns, which are considered therapeutic in S.E Asia and many people are willing to pay handsomely to obtain them. The truth, of course, is that the horn consists of keratin ... the same material as our hair and nail.
So, let all shout it loud! 'The horn does not cure'
Join us at Attica Zoological Park this Saturday, 24 September and get to know the rhinos, learn about them and have fun by making arts & crafts at the education center.
12:00-16:00 Arts & Crafts at the Education Center
14.30 Feeding talk at the Rhino Exhibit