Animal lovers come together to celebrate World Rhino Day

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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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Animal lovers come together to celebrate World Rhino Day
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)
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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