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Rhino Christmas Gifts

It’s almost that time of the year again…

Just in time for the holidays, Fight for Rhinos is once again offering our tee-shirts. For the rhino lover in your life (or a gift to yourself). This time available in three styles, 2 color options for each style.

HOLIDAY SHIRTS

 

Please go to : http://fabrily.com/Fightforrhinos to order!

The sale is only available until November 12th to insure you receive your shirt before Christmas.

Your purchase will directly help us in our ongoing campaigns at Ol Pejeta Conservancy and Reserve Protection Agency (RPA). For more on these, please see “Donations at Work”

If you ordered one of our shirts previously, you know how soft and comfortable they are!

Mo and Marina tshirts

 

Chantel ffr tee

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The Joy of Rhino

 Happy Holidays from Fight for Rhinos!

black rhino mom and babyEnjoy the best Christmas carol there is-the music of the rhino!

 

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Hope Floats

Christmas is a time to believe in miracles; a time of hope, faith and love. Please carry that with you as you go forth and spread the word about the war on poaching. Rhinos and elephants are poached at an alarming rate (2 a day for rhinos and 80 a day for elephants), and their future is uncertain. But, they are still here. And while they fight to survive, we must fight for them.

If little Ntombi had the courage to fight the poachers away from her mom, then the determination to fight for survival after those same poachers turned on her with machete attacks, who are we not to keep fighting for her? (Ntombi’s story)

Karen Trendler with Ntombi at the Rhino Orphanage.

Little Kiliguni, the orphan elephant, found dehydrated , wandering alone through the savanna after his mother was poached, tail bitten off, and chunks taken out of his ears from the hyenas who came to feast on his mother’s poached body. He was resilient! Joining the other orphans, forming new familial bonds, and overcoming the odds. Who are we not to take on that spirit and soldier on for others like him? (Kilanguni’s story)

kilanguni ele bottle

Kilanguni being bottle fed at Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

And the most phenomenal miracle of all: Miss Thandi. Poached, her face hacked open, blood loss, yet still trying to stand, telling us she wasn’t done yet. Treated again and again and again for her wounds, now pregnant! Fighting to survive and to carry on, now gifting the world with another life. How dare anyone give up hope now? If Thandi can carry on, have the will, the strength to persevere, we MUST persevere as well. (Thandi’s story)

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Thandi alive and well, 3 months pregnant.

These animals fought for their lives, they are sending us the message they want and need to carry on. We must balance the scales, and help them not just to survive, but to thrive. The dream of seeing a crash of rhino in the wild or a giant heard of elephants marching through the savana-it can come true. It will if we unite and work toward this.

Do not give up.

To donate to Helping Rhinos/Fight for Rhinos, please go to the donations page on the top or click on one of the donations buttons.

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Merry Christmas Rangers: Please take a moment to thank them!

Rhino Friday holiday

While we’re eating turkey and opening gifts around a tree in our cozy homes, rangers are standing guard in the bush ready to fight. These men and women put their lives on the line every day to protect our rhinos and elephants from the evil clutches of poachers.

A few months ago, there was a letter writing campaign to “thank a ranger”. What better time to do it again, than at Christmas!Please take a moment to give them hope and inspiration. Let them know how much they mean!

Please go to the SANParks facebook page and post your messages of support and well wishes for the holiday and the new year.
 

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Thank You

As this time of the year draws near, it is a time to come together and celebrate. “Merry” this, “Happy” that, presents, food, family. But it’s not really that easy.

Admittedly I am a bit of a grinch. I find it hard to celebrate when people are struggling, animals are in pain, and there’s no easy solution to any of it.

Yet, putting things in perspective I suppose maybe it’s just about gratitude; recognizing what you have, and what you’re thankful for. In that light, these are the things I couldn’t do without:

1) My husband (who rubs my feet, is a fabulous cook, and helps with technical difficulties)

2)My friends, especially my ‘animal friends’, who understand how much animals mean to me and know why I need to save “just one more”.

3)My mom (for taking me along to Kenya-my dream destination, and for being my mom of course)

4)Rhinos (Especially Emi, the Sumatran who brought them all to my attention)

5) The Rangers who put themselves on the line every day to keep rhinos and elephants safe.

6)My health (it seems to be here at the moment)

7)Animal advocates, conservationists, veterinary staff, and anyone who devotes themselves to animals-Thank You All-it would be a lonely world without you!

8)President Obama for taking a stand against wildlife trafficking. (Don’t get political on me people-we have to take our victories when they come!)

baby with attitude n momThank you all for recognizing the awesomeness of the rhino and especially for caring about them!!!

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