WWF Adopt a Rhino
WWF Adopt a Rhino Gift Pack

Adopt a Rhino

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from £3.00 a month

  • Adoption gift pack includes a cuddly rhino toy, factbook, bookmarks, stickers, and a personalisable certificate!
  • Receive regular updates with WWF’s “Wild World” and “My Rhinos” magazines.
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Last Minute Gift

Last Minute Gift?

Left it til the last minute again? No problem! WWF offer a gift certificate to print or email so you have something to give on the big day. Your standard gift pack will then be received within 10 days of purchase.

FREE Delivery

FREE Standard Delivery

WWF offer FREE delivery as standard. Please allow up to 10 days for gift pack delivery. If you need the gift pack sooner choose express delivery for £7.50 and the package will be sent the same day if you order before 2pm Monday - Thursday.

WWF Registered Charity Number: 1081247

Adopt a Rhino

Adopt a Rhino

Save Rhinos from Poachers

Poachers have slaughtered 96% of Kenya’s rhino population, with less than 500 black rhinos left alive in the area. This relentless hunting has seen these proud, magnificent beasts dwindle close to extinction. From just £3.00 a month you can help WWF to safeguard their future.

Your animal adoption will help WWF stop the illegal trade of rhino horn through anti-poaching methods, whistle supporting conservation work and restoring the rhino’s fragmented habitat. Your donations really can make a difference and help WWF tackle some of the biggest conservation challenges facing our world today.

WWF Adopt a Rhino Toy

A Cuddly Rhino Toy with Your Gift Pack

Rhino’s are pretty fearsome looking creatures and you probably wouldn’t want one in your home. Right? Wrong! When you adopt a rhino with WWF you get a gift pack which includes a cute and huggable cuddly rhino. A great addition to any animal lovers home.

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Rhino Facts

5 Rhino Facts

  1. Rhino horns are not made of bone, but of keratin, which is the same material that makes up our hair and fingernails.
  2. The horn of the rhino is not actually attached to its skull but is in fact a mass of compacted hair that continues to grow throughout the lifetime of the rhino just like our own hair and nails.
  3. A group of rhinos is known as a crash.
  4. There are five subspecies of rhinos (The Black Rhino, White Rhino, Indian Rhino, Javan Rhino and Sumatran Rhino). The first two species live in Africa and the remaining three reside in Southern Asia.
  5. Of all the subspecies of rhinos, the white rhino is the largest. In fact, after the elephant the white rhino is the second largest land mammal on Earth weighing up to 3,500 kilograms.

Why Adopt a Rhino?

The rhino is truly a magnificent animal. Black rhinos, in particular, have relentlessly been hunted illegally for their horns and when you combine that with habitat destruction, the population decline has been nothing short of catastrophic. Rhino poaching in Africa is now such a serious crisis that conservation authorities have ceased publicising location details of black rhinos in order to protect them. Black rhinos are crucial to the ecosystem. Their extinction would result in drastic changes to their habitat which would likely decline in health. Both people and wildlife depend on this habitat being healthy so it is important we ensure that the black rhino survive. Here are five reasons why you should adopt a rhino.

1. Help Stop Illegal Poaching

The statistics are chilling. Between 1970 and 1992 96% of all rhinos were poached. On average there are three rhinos killed illegally every day. Perhaps more than any other species the rhino needs protection and it costs money to do that. By adopting a rhino, you will be helping to fund WWF’s anti-poaching efforts, and that is money well spent.

2. Help Prevent Habitat Destruction

Asian rhinos in particular are suffering from loss of habitat as forest, grassland and marshland are all cleared either because of logging or to make way for human settlements and agriculture. Perhaps more than anything else, it is habitat destruction that poses the greatest threat to the continued survival of the Asian rhino. By funding WWF and adopting a rhino, local communities can be educated and taught to better manage their natural resources and live in harmony with the rhino by promoting eco-friendly tourism instead.

3. Help Bring an End to the Trade In Illegal Wildlife

Unfortunately for the rhino, its horn is seen as a status symbol in Vietnam and is also used as an ingredient in Eastern medicine. This has led to a surge in rhino poaching. Apart from protecting rhinos from poachers another way to approach the problem is tackling demand. This can be achieved by education or letting people know that the rhino horn is made from the same stuff our fingernails are made from and has no magical powers. By adopting a rhino, you will be helping to fund WWF’s efforts in fighting back against the illegal trade in wildlife body parts.

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4. Help WWF Fight Back Against Climate Change

By now you probably know that most species that are at risk of extinction are at risk for many of the same reasons. Climate change is one of them. As the Earth’s temperature continues along its inexorable rise, we are going to see more droughts in Africa’s Southern region which will obviously negatively impact its biodiversity which includes the rhino. By adopting a rhino, you will be funding WWF’s efforts in fighting against climate change. It’s not too late to stop catastrophic climate change from happening, so long as we all pitch in.

5. People Love Rhinos So A Rhino Adoption is a Great Gift to Give

Rhinos are considered one of the “big five” animals that people want to see when they go on safari. They are incredibly popular with zoo visitors as well and who can blame them. You have the opportunity to gift someone the opportunity to participate in rhino conservation and we guarantee they will love the idea of that. Aside from the regular set of goodies, the recipient will get regular reports on rhino conservation so they know that the gift you have given them has had a positive impact on the world we live in.

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About WWF

For a small regular monthly fee you can Adopt an Animal with WWF for yourself or a friend which will help to safeguard the future of your selected species and their habitat. Animal adoptions make great charity gifts and are also an excellent way to show your support to the worlds wildlife and help to fund the work WWF does on conservation. You can also support their great work with a WWF Membership or by choosing from one of their selection of charity gifts at the WWF Shop.

WWF Charity Information

WWF are the worlds largest independent environmental organisation. Originating in the UK where they were formed in 1961 they are now active all over the world. As a charity the WWF rely heavily on donations from members and supporters.

WWF Facts

  • a truly global network who are active in over than 100 countries
  • a science-based organisation who tackle issues including the survival of species and habitats, climate change, sustainable business and environmental education
  • over five million supporters worldwide
  • 90 per cent of their income comes from donations from people and the business community

WWF’s Mission

WWF are on a mission to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment. They want to build a future in which we can live in harmony with nature. It’s a simple mission statement but difficult to achieve. They aim to use their practical experience and knowledge to find and implement longterm solutions. They have set out some clear pointers to help achieve their goal.

  • Conserve the world’s biological diversity.
  • Campaign for the use of renewable and sustainable resources.
  • Reduce pollution and wasteful consumption.

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Sumatran Rhinos Have Been On The Decline Since The Last Ice Age

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