Save the Rhinos

Save the Rhinos!

 

We named our grinding equipment after the Rhino because it is a formidable animal.

Because of their huge bodies, strong horns and thick, armor-like skin, Rhinos have no natural predators.

Unfortunately, they have an un-natural predator – man.
They are hunted for their horns which are ground up and sold for Traditional Chinese Medicine and other uses.

At NewGrind we love ALL animals – but we are especially concerned about the rapid decrease in Rhino population around the world.

 

 

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In order to help save the Rhinos – we have partnered with

the

International Rhino Foundation

Here is how they describe their operations:

Global Research

Based in the U.S., we operate on-the-ground programs in all areas of the world where rhinos live in the wild. In five countries across two continents, we support viable populations of the five remaining rhino species and the communities that coexist with them.

Significant Support

We have contributed more than $20 million to worldwide rhino conservation over the past decade. Through grants and field programs, we have funded rhino conservation efforts in 10 countries, focusing on scientific research, anti-poaching, habitat conservation, captive breeding, environmental education, and demand reduction.

Track Record

Founded in response to intense poaching of Zimbabwe’s black rhinos in the early ‘90s, IRF helped to virtually eliminate the threat and stabilize the population. To this day, we support conservation programs in Zimbabwe that have secured 90% of the country’s rhinos.

Spay & Nuter

We prioritize collaboration. Through a network of hundreds of conservation organizations, private foundations, corporations, government agencies and individuals all over the world, we reach common goals for rhinos together.

Rhino Fast Facts

Family name: Rhinocerotidae
Classification: Mammal
Lifespan (in wild): 40 to 50 years (depending on type)
Weight: 500kg -2,500kg
Body length: 2.5m-4m long
Top speed: 55km/hour
Diet: Herbivore
Habitat: grassy plains, rainforests and swamps.

More Rhino Facts

Species

Our planet is home to five species of rhinoceros – the black rhino and the white rhino, which live in Africa, and the SumatranJavan and Indian (or greater one-horned) rhino, which inhabit the tropical forests and swamps of Asia.

Horns

These brilliant beasts are known for their awesome, giant horns that grow from their snouts – hence the name “rhinoceros’, meaning “nose horn”. Javan and Indian rhinos have one horn, where as the white, black and Sumatran rhinos have two.

Food

Despite their huge size and strength, these bulky beasts don’t prey on other animals for food. They’re herbivores, and instead like to munch on lots of grass and plants at night, dawn and dusk.

Solitary Life

For the most part, rhinoceroses are solitary animals and like to avoid each other. But some species, particularly the white rhino, may live in a group, known as a ‘crash’. These crashes are usually made up of a female and her calves, although sometimes adult females (called cows) can be seen together, too.

The 5 Species of Rhino

Black Rhino

STATUS
Critically Endangered
POPULATION
5,000 – 5,400
SCIENTIFIC NAME
Diceros bicornis
HEIGHT
5.2 feet
WEIGHT
1,760 -3,080 pounds
HABITATS
Semi-Desert Savannah, Woodlands, Forests, Wetlands

Greater One-Horned Rhino

STATUS
Vulnerable
POPULATION
3,500+ individuals
SCIENTIFIC NAME
Rhinoceros unicornis
HEIGHT
5.75 – 6.5 feet
WEIGHT
4,000-6,000 pounds
LENGTH
10- 12.5 feet
HABITATS
Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands

Javan Rhino

STATUS
Critically Endangered
POPULATION
58–68
SCIENTIFIC NAME
Rhinoceros sondaicus
HEIGHT
4.6–5.8 feet
WEIGHT
1,984 – 5,071 pounds
LENGTH
10–10.5 feet
HABITATS
Tropical forests

Sumatran Rhino

STATUS
Critically Endangered
POPULATION
80
SCIENTIFIC NAME
Dicerorhinus sumatrensis
HEIGHT
3.3-5 feet
WEIGHT
1,320 -2,090 pounds
LENGTH
6.5-13 feet
HABITATS
Dense highland and lowland tropical and sub-tropical forests

White Rhino

STATUS
Near Threatened
POPULATION
19,600 – 21,000
SCIENTIFIC NAME
Ceratotherium simum
HEIGHT
5-6 feet
WEIGHT
3,080-7,920 pounds
HABITATS
Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas and Shrublands

Want to help save the Rhinos?

Every little bit helps!  Making a donation, or even just spreading the word by sharing this page with your friends will help support these magnificent creatures.

Want to make an even bigger difference?

Adopt a Rhino!

Pledging to support a rhino on an ongoing basis is a great way to show that you care.

You can also help support the International Rhino Foundation by heading over to their store and buying some Rhino Gear!