Educate and Conserve

World Rhino Day 2016

Did you know that the closest living relatives to the rhino are tapirs, horses and zebras? 

Did you know that the Indian rhino uses long sharp incisors as well as their horn to defend itself against predators and other rhinos?

Do you know a group of rhinos is called a crash?

Did you know that an adult white rhino can produce as much as 50 pounds of dung per day?

Did you know that rhino horns are not made of bone, but of keratin, which is the same material found in your hair and fingernails?


This year Out of Africa Wildlife Park is celebrating World Rhino Day along with the birthday of our southern white rhino, Jericho, on Saturday, September 3rd, 2016. Please come join us to celebrate World Rhino Day, Jericho and learn about what is happening to the rhino populations in the wild in addition to ways you can help.

When: Saturday September 3, 2016 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Who: All park guests are invited and welcome!

Activities include:

  • Raffle for prizes – $ 1.00 per ticket or $ 5.00 for 6 tickets
  • Coloring contest from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM – 2 winners announced at 1:10 pm at the Tiger Splash arena
    • Ages 8 and under
    • Ages 9 and up
  • 11:00 AM Keeper Talk & Jericho’s birthday party at Jericho’s house
  • 4:00 PM Rhino encounter for the winners of the coloring contest at Jericho’s house

The funds from the raffle will benefit International Rhino Foundation for conservation efforts in Africa and Asia. Become a team member of #TeamRhino.

International Rhino Foundation

The International Rhino Foundation is a Texas-based charity focused on the conservation of the five species of rhinoceros: the White Rhinoceros and Black Rhinoceros in Africa; the Indian Rhinoceros, Javan Rhinoceros and Sumatran Rhinoceros in Asia. It was founded by Lee Bass in 1989.