Fifth Annual World Rhino Day is September 22

All five rhino species are celebrated on World Rhino Day!
All five rhino species are celebrated on #WorldRhinoDay!

World Rhino Day 2014: In less than one week, NGOs, zoos, cause-related organizations, businesses, and concerned individuals from nearly every corner of the world will unite with the common purpose of celebrating one of our Planet’s most iconic species.

This year, a total of more than 30 unique World Rhino Day events are planned in Australia, Cameroon, the Czech Republic, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Namibia, Nepal, South Africa, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe. Note that since the Big Day officially falls on a Monday, many events are being held on September 20 and 21.

A list — updated daily, often more than once! — of World Rhino Day celebrations can be found on the 2014 Events page on the World Rhino Day website ( In addition, events and announcements are posted throughout the day (and/or night, depending on your time zone) on the World Rhino Day Facebook page.

#WorldRhinoDay hashtags!

  • #nailit4rhinos
  • #RhinoSummit2014
  • #Rhinos1st
  • #iam4rhinos
  • #ShareTheRhinopiness
  • #BurnHorns
  • #MuddyForRhinos
  • #selfievitegiac
  • #TeamRhino

World Rhino Day was first announced by WWF-South Africa in 2010. Since then, World Rhino Day has grown into an international celebration of all five rhino species. Check out to learn more.

World Rhino Day 2013 compilation video:



Rhishja Cota-Larson

I am the founder of Annamiticus, and I work as an independent Wildlife Trade and Communication Design Consultant. I have journeyed to the streets of Hanoi to research the illegal wildlife trade, and to the rainforests of Sumatra and Java to document the world’s rarest rhinos. I am a Co-Chair of the SSN Pangolin Working Group. At CITES meetings, I collaborate with colleagues from around the world to lobby in favor of protecting endangered species. I am a Wildlife Trade and Trafficking Consultant for the upcoming documentary The Price, the host of Behind the Schemes and author of the book Murder, Myths & Medicine. I enjoy desert gardening, herping, reading, designing, and walking with my dogs.