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Animal lovers around the world, rejoice! Today is World Rhino Day. On September 22, the world celebrates all five species of rhinoceros, including the black rhino, white rhino, greater one-horned (Indian) rhino, Sumatran rhino and Javan rhino.

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World Rhino Day was first created by World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) in 2010, and for the past five years, the world has honored the magnificent creatures on this day.

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OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY, Kenya - Mohammed Doyo, head caretaker, caresses Sudan. The last male northern white rhino left on the planet, Sudan lives alone in a 10-acre enclosure, with 24-hour guards. With just five northern white rhinos left on earth - three of them here in Kenya - conservationists are searching for a scientific breakthrough that could save a population that is already effectively extinct. (Nichole Sobecki for The Washington Post via Getty Images)
The rhino cow Natala rests after giving birth to a male rhino on Wednesday January 15 1997, in The Kolmarden Zoo, outside Norrkoping, 140 kilometers west of Stockholm, Sweden. The rhino cub has gotten up on his feet 50 minutes after his birth. The gestation lasted for 17 months. Two years ago Natala had another cub that soon died, causing a kind of nationwide trauma, mostly among young Swedes. That rhino cub was the first to be born in a Nordic Zoo.(AP photo/Leif Hallberg)
Benti, a 150-pond female white rhino, runs past her mother, Phoebe, at the San Antonio Zoo, Thursday, Oct. 28, 1999. Benti, born at the zoo last week, could grow to weigh as much as 4 tons and six feet tall. The larger of the two rhino horns can grow to be 61/2 feet in length. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Harapan, a Sumatran rhino, wades in his Wildlife Canyon habitat at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, in Cincinnati. Harapan, or "Harry" the only Sumatran rhino in the Western Hemisphere, and one of three calves born at the Cincinnati Zoo will be moved to Indonesia, to breed at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
A 4-year old Female black Rhino, runs after it was darted at Nairobi National Park, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006. Kenyan wildlife officials began relocating 33 endangered rhinos to the Meru National Park to restock the animal, which is threatened by people seeking its horn for use in folk medicine and high-priced ornaments and jewelry. The transfer began with the removal of four of the planned 10 black rhinos from the Nairobi National Park Saturday.. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim)
One-horned rhinos and wild buffalo graze in Kaziranga National park, about 250 kilometers (156 miles) east of Gauhati, India, Monday, June 5, 2006. The endangered one-horned rhinoceros population in Kaziranga has increased from 1552 to 1855 in the last six years, according to forest officials. World Environment Day is observed on June 5. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
Nande, a seven-year-old, 1,700 kilograms female white rhino is photographed in Uganda Thursday, Aug. 24, 2006. Two white rhinos took their first steps on African soil Thursday, officials said, after being flown into the country from the U.S. to boost stocks. Nande and Hasani, who have a combined weight of 5.5 tons, bring the number of endangered white rhinos in the country to just eight, wildlife officials told The Associated Press. "They were very wary when they first came out of the crate and the male tried to charge, which is characteristic of rhinos," said Patrick Atimnedi, a veterinarian with the state-run Uganda Wildlife Authority said. (AP Photo/Yvonne Verkaik Rhino Fund Uganda)
A one horned rhino and a spotted deer walk past each other at the state zoological park in Gauhati, India, Friday, Nov. 10, 2006. (AP Photo/ Anupam Nath)
New born rhinoceros Zawadi lifts its head at the zoo in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Dec. 28, 2006. The female rhinoceros calf Zawadi was born on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
A new born one horned Rhino baby takes a stroll with its mother inside the Kaziranga National Park, about 230 kilometers (144 miles) east of Gauhati, India, Saturday, Jan.6, 2007. (AP Photo/ Anupam Nath)
** FILE **A new born one horned Rhino baby stands with her mother inside the Kaziranga National Park, about 230 kilometers (144 miles) east of Gauhati, India, in this Jan.6, 2007 file photo. Authorities are hunting for poachers who have killed six rare one-horned rhinoceros in a game reserve in India's northeastern Assam state in the past four months, the state's chief warden said Tuesday. (AP Photo/ Anupam Nath, file)
Two one-horned Rhinos are seen at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, 72 Kilometers (45 miles) from Nagaon, Assam state, India, Thursday, Feb.7, 2008. Authorities in India's remote northeast will deploy 100 armed guards in a protected game reserve after poachers killed a rare one-horned rhinoceros, the fourth this year a senior official said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Hemanta Kumar Nath)
A little rhinoceros baby stands besides his mother, the rhinoceros cow "Numbi", in the zoo park in Erfurt, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008. The southern broad-mouthed rhinoceros baby was born on Jan 6, 2008. The still nameless male calf with long ears and big feet weighs 40 kilograms (88 pounds) and doesn't have a horn. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
A newly-born white rhino calf, still unnamed, is seen next to its mother Clara, in their enclosure at Whipsnade Zoo, in Whipsnade, England, Tuesday April 29, 2008. African two-horned White rhinos, one of the five species of rhino, are a major breeding species at Whipsnade Zoo and the new calf, is the zoo's 55th since 1970. The zoo currently holds a herd of 10 animals, three males, five females and two calves. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Forest officials of Manas Wildlife Sanctuary chase a one-horned rhinoceros which strayed in Kalcheni village, about 130 kilometers (81 miles) west of Gauhati, India, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008. More than 100 wildlife officials tracked the animal using its radio collar after it strayed from the park on Sept. 1, but could not capture it until Sunday, fearing that if they tranquilized it in the marshy area it could drown. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
Ranger Patrick Muriithi, right ,and ranger Charles Mucheke follow Max the orphan white rhino in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy near Mt. Kenya, Friday, Sept. 30, 2008. Ol Pejeta Conservancy recently had three attempted poaching attacks on its rhinos in two weeks. For that reason, four armed rangers guard Max while he sleeps under wooden roof between the two rangers' houses, his breath occasionally stirring a string of washing.(AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo)
Mlelani, left, lets her newborn White Rhinoceros calf scratch on her horn Monday, Nov. 23, 2009, at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay in Tampa, Fla. The calf was born on Nov. 11, and has yet to be given a name. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Das ein halbes Jahr alte Nashorn Geraldine geniesst am Mittwoch, 31. Maerz 2010, mit seiner Mutter Rebecca im Freigehege des Serengeti-Parks im niedersaechsischen Hodenhagen einen Tag in der Sonne. (apn Photo/Focke Strangmann) --- Six month old baby rhino Geraldine enjoys a day in the sun with its mother Rebecca at the outdoor enclosure of the Seregeti Park zoo in Hodenhagen, northern Germany, on Wednesday, March 31, 2010. (apn Photo/Focke Strangmann)
FILE- in this Aug.1, 2010 file photo, a greater one horned rhino eats water plants from a river in Janakauli community forest bordering Chitwan National Park, about 70 kilometers (44 miles) southwest of Katmandu, Nepal. The 175-nation U.N. Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, known as CITES, is based in Geneva and regulates nearly 35,000 species of animals and plants. Experts rank wildlife smuggling among the top aims of criminal networks, along with drugs and human trafficking. CITES says wildlife crime remains poorly studied but it says international estimates of the scale of illegal wildlife trade range from between $16 billion and $27 billion a year. Tiger parts, elephant ivory, rhino horn and exotic birds and reptiles are among the most trafficked items. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe, File)
Nabire, the 27-year-old northern white female rhino accompanied with 38-year-old southern white rhino Natal, right, sits in an enclosure at the zoo in Dvur Kralove, Czech Republic, Friday, July 8, 2011. Another female northern white, Nesari, died in Dvur Kralove in her sleep May 26, 2011, at the age 39, further reducing the world's dwindling population of the critically endangered animal. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Kidogo, a Southern White Rhinoceros, keeps an eye on her one-week-old calf as the newborn runs Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa, Fla. The zoo has launched a naming contest for the baby rhino on it's Facebook page. The contest ends Dec. 23, 2011, in order for the newborn to have her name for Christmas. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
A one- horned rhinoceros chases another at the Pobitora wildlife sanctuary, about 55 kilometers east of Gauhati, India, Wednesday, March 28, 2012. Pobitora has the highest density of rhino population in the world. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
A male, right, chases a female one- horned rhinoceros at the Pobitora wildlife sanctuary, about 55 kilometers east of Gauhati, India, Saturday, May 19, 2012. Pobitora has the highest density of rhino population in the world. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
A five and half year-old rhino stands with her four day-old calf at an enclosure at the Nehru Zoological park in Hyderabad, India, Monday, July 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 file photo, a white rhino grazes in Nairobi National Park, Kenya. Alarmed that rebel militias could be profiting from a sharp increase in the poaching of elephants and rhinos, the U.S. plans to step up efforts to build a global coalition to combat the illegal wildlife trade, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 in Washington. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
In this Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 photo, a one-horned rhinoceros stands inside the Kaziranga National Park, a wildlife reserve that provides refuge to more than 2,200 endangered Indian one-horned rhinoceros, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam. Even in this well protected reserve, where rangers follow shoot-to-kill orders, poachers are laying siege to âFortress Kaziranga,â attempting to sheer off the animals' horns to supply a surge in demand for purported medicine in China that's pricier than gold. A number of guards have been killed along with 108 poachers since 1985 while 507 rhino have perished by gunfire, electrocution or spiked pits set by the poachers, according to the park. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
A two-day old black rhinoceros baby stands next to its mother at the zoo in Krefeld, Germany, Monday, July 15, 2013. Its mother Nane gave birth for the fourth time. (AP Photo/Roland Weihrauch, dpa) GERMANY OUT - AUSTRIA OUT
One-horned rhinoceros graze at the Pobitora wildlife sanctuary in Assam, India, Monday, April 29, 2013. Assam is home to the world's largest concentration of rhinos. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
One horned Rhinoceros are seen inside the Kaziranga National Park in Kaziranga about 250 kilometers (156 miles) east of Gauhati, India, Tuesday, April 9, 2013. Declared a national park in 1968 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Kaziranga National Park is famous for the one-horned rhino habitat apart from other animals and birds. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
In this Sunday, March 24, 2013 photo, a rhinoceros walks during a rhino census at the Kaziranga national park in Assam state, India. The two-day census that ended Monday found that there was an addition of 39 one-horned great Indian rhinoceros to the previous yearâs figure of 2,290, official sources said. Assam is home to the world's largest concentration of rhinos. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
A zookeeper attends to a one-horned rhinoceros at the Assam state zoological park in Gauhati, India, Monday, Sept. 2, 2013. Assam is home for the world's largest concentration of rhinos. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011 file photo a rhino stands in a road as tourists approach in a truck near Kruger National Park near Hazyview, South Africa. Howard Buffett, a son of investor Warren Buffett has pledged nearly $24 million for protecting rhinos in South Africa, earmarking the money for ranger teams, sniffer dogs and other security measures in what he hopes can be a robust model for fighting what he calls the âoverwhelmingâ problem of poaching in parts of Africa. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell,File)
A newborn Indian rhinoceros, left, nuzzles his mother, Niki, right, in a mud wallow at the Oklahoma City Zoo in Oklahoma City, Sunday, June 22, 2014. The as yet unnamed rhino was born at 5:20 pm at the zoo on June 21, 2014. The male calf is the fourth Indian rhino born at the Zoo since the Zoo added the species in 1981, but the first offspring for seven-year-old Niki. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
A newborn Indian rhinoceros, left, rests his head on his mother's, Niki, right, in a mud wallow at the Oklahoma City Zoo in Oklahoma City, Sunday, June 22, 2014. The rhino was born at 5:20 pm at the zoo on June 21, 2014. The male calf is the fourth Indian rhino born at the Zoo since the Zoo added the species in 1981, but the first offspring for seven-year-old Niki. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
A newly born female White Rhino runs alongside her mother Tanda in Ramat Gan Safari Park near Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. She was born three weeks ago, after more than twenty years without a female White Rhino birth in the Safari, Sagit Horowitz, the safari spokeswoman said.(AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
MILWAUKEE - SEPTEMBER 13: Black Rhinoceros at the Milwaukee County Zoo on September 13, 2015 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Getty Images)
A rhinoceros bull stands in a farm near Vaalwater in the Limpopo Province on March 17, 2015. Official statistics for 2014 show that a record number of 1215 rhinoceros were poached in South Africa. AFP PHOTO / STEFAN HEUNIS (Photo credit should read STEFAN HEUNIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Three-week-old female White Rhinoceros runs with her mother Tanda, 21, at the Ramat Gan Safari, an open-air zoo near Tel Aviv, on September 3, 2014. The Safari Park reported that they have had two male White Rhinos born at the facility but she is the first female born there in 20 years. The new female rhino will eventually be transferred to other zoos to take part in the White Rhino reproduction project aimed at increasing the population of this species in a zoo. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
SOUTH AFRICA - 2014/06/04: 6 months old White rhinoceros or square-lipped rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) baby in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve adjacent to the Kruger National Park in South Africa. (Photo by Wolfgang Kaehler/LightRocket via Getty Images)
SOUTH AFRICA - 2014/06/04: White rhinoceros or square-lipped rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) sparing in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve adjacent to the Kruger National Park in South Africa are the second largest land mammals in the world. (Photo by Wolfgang Kaehler/LightRocket via Getty Images)
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The rhinoceros species is native to Africa and Asia, and has been roaming the earth ever since cavemen were around. Today, rhinos are a vulnerable species because of habitat loss, natural disasters, and most gruesomely, poaching. In fact, poachers even go as far as sawing off the rhino's horn, to use in Eastern medicine.

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With the constant threat to the rhinoceros and wildlife population as a whole, there is so much you can do to get involved, especially today on World Rhino Day. Visit worldrhinoday.org to see how you can get involved.

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