Spotlight on Bowling For Rhinos

  For over 25 years, the American Association of Zookeepers has been raising money for rhino conservation through their grassroots fundraiser, Bowling For Rhinos. Last year they passed the $7 million mark! Organizing these events is no easy task- and that’s why IRF wants to recognize everyone who has participated in a Bowling For Rhinos... Continue Reading →

July Rhino Champions: The Bowlers

Throughout the years we have talked about the great work that the American Association of Zookeepers (AAZK) has done through their Bowling For Rhinos fundraisers. For over 25 years they have been raising money for rhino conservation and last year they passed the $7 million mark! Organizing these events is no easy task- and that’s... Continue Reading →

IRF RESPONSE TO RHINO POACHING AT THOIRY ZOO IN FRANCE

The international rhino poaching crisis has now reached Europe. Conservation groups across the world are saddened to hear of the tragic killing of a young male rhino at the Thoiry Zoo just outside of Paris. “Rhino poaching has historically targeted wild populations,” said Dr. Susie Ellis, Executive Director of the International Rhino Foundation. “This is... Continue Reading →

Harapan The Rhino Arrives In Indonesia

10,000 miles and 53 hours later, Rhino Harry Arrives at Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary Harapan, the last Sumatran rhino in the Western Hemisphere, has joined the rest of his family in Indonesia. After a 10,000 mile, 53-hour journey from the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Harapan (a.k.a. “Harry”) calmly emerged from his crate to his new... Continue Reading →

2014 Annual Board of Directors Meeting Recap

The International Rhino Foundation (IRF) recently held its annual Board of Directors meeting, which was very generously hosted by the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. The meeting was attended by 22 board members, advisors and staff, and approximately a dozen partner organization representatives and donors. Overall, five countries and 24 organizations were represented. The evening prior... Continue Reading →

IRF Staff Attends 41st Annual AAZK Conference in Orlando, Fl

IRF Program Officer Bill Konstant attended the 41st Annual National Conference of the American Association of Zoo Keepers, hosted by the AAZK Greater Orlando Chapter at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund generously supports IRF rhino conservation projects in Africa and Asia, and two species – white rhinos and black rhinos – are... Continue Reading →

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