Black Rhino Births in Zimbabwe Happy News After Poaching Crisis

Over 50 rhinos were killed by poachers in Bubye Valley Conservancy (BVC) in early 2019. This heavy poaching pressure resulted in population declines for both black and white rhino populations there. Responding to the increased threat, Bubye Valley Conservancy dramatically increased its anti-poaching efforts. At the same time IRF’s partner, Lowveld Rhino Trust (LRT), also... Continue Reading →

Recovering Habitat in Sumatra

The dense, steamy rainforests of Indonesia’s Way Kambas National Park shelter some of the world’s most unique and threatened mammal species, including Sumatran elephants, tigers, and rhinos.  The Sumatran rhino in particular is so rare - fewer than 80 survive - that only a handful of people have ever seen one in the wild. Experts... Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday Delilah! They Grow Up So Fast

Little Delilah is not so little anymore. Today, she turned four years old and earlier this year she left her mother, Ratu, and moved into an enclosure all her own at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary (SRS) in Way Kambas National Park, Sumatra, Indonesia. Leaving her mother was a big first step in her maturity. Her... Continue Reading →

Happy Mother’s Day to Rhino Mom, Ratu

Happy Mother’s Day! We're celebrating all moms today, but especially Sumatran rhino mom, Ratu. Please enjoy this video from our Virtual Cinco de Rhino event where we did a live reading of the book “One Special Rhino: The Story of Andatu.” This book about Andatu and his mom Ratu was written and illustrated by students... Continue Reading →

Reserve Relief Fund to Provide COVID-19 Emergency Support for Rhino Protection

Cinco de Rhino has always been about celebrating conservation victories for rhinos while raising awareness and funds for their continued protection. This year, in the middle of a global crisis, Cinco de Rhino is a virtual party with an urgent purpose. In Africa, protection and conservation efforts are often funded by tourism income in reserves.... Continue Reading →

Cinco de Rhino Takes the Party Online

For the last several years, May 5th has been celebrated as Cinco de Rhino, a day when Team Rhino would gather their friends and families for a party while raising funds for rhino conservation. In this time of social distancing, we invite you to continue this tradition with a slight twist… In one week, we... Continue Reading →

Care at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary

Rain or shine, global pandemic or not, there are still rhinos to take care of at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary. Out of an abundance of caution, there have been several safety measures put into place to keep staff healthy, but for the rhinos' daily life, not much has changed. We are so appreciative of the... Continue Reading →

Thank You, Susie

As you may already know, IRF's Executive Director of 13 years, Dr. Susie Ellis, has retired. Dr. Ellis has fiercely advocated for rhinos, has grown this organization, and led it through trying times. She has truly made an immeasurable difference for the world's rhinos - even in her retirement she's launched a Facebook fundraiser for... Continue Reading →

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