Photo by K. Stadler July 2012

I took the photo above in the Kruger National Park in July of last year (2012), when I was on holiday there with my family. It was the most special sighting of our Kruger visit. We sat in a bird hide overlooking this waterhole for nearly an hour, watching these magnificent animals as they drank water and then wallowed in the mud. I sat and clicked away with my camera, totally in awe of these gentle giants.

Sadly, there is a great chance that some, if not all, of these beauties have been killed by poachers in the few months since July. The rhinos in South Africa and the Kruger National Park are under attack, as are all the rhinos in the world.

Please help us to make a difference.

Karen Stadler
Cape Town, South Africa

We HAVE To Save Our Rhinos!
The Aim of this Project:
  • To educate the children of South Africa and the rest of the world about these beautiful creatures.
  • To raise awareness among the children of the world as to the plight of these gentle giants. To unite the voices of the children of the world in asking the powers that be i.e. governments, organisations, institutions etc. to take IMMEDIATE action.
  • To try to make a difference in our world and in the future existence of the rhinos, for the future of our children
  • There are only FIVE species of rhino left in the world.
  • All five species are endangered and/or facing extinction.
  • If we don’t take REAL action NOW, our children’s children will not experience the beauty of the rhinoceros – they will all be gone. These defenseless animals are being inhumanely slaughtered by poachers.
  • Poaching has got to stop NOW!

  • Sign up for the Save Our Rhinos project HERE.

Age: K – 12

Timeline: December 2012 – June 2014

  • Host one of our travelling rhinos (much like a Flat Stanley project), take photos of it with your class, try to get it into your local newspaper and highlight the plight of the rhinos.

  • Teach your students about the rhinos of the world, where they are and what they look like. Tell them about the dire situation the rhinos find themselves in, especially in South Africa.

  • Explain to them what poaching is and why it happens, but please, DO NOT SHOW YOUR CHILDREN ANY OF THE SAD CRUEL IMAGES of poaching!

For a more in-depth look at the project, please visit the project wiki: The Travelling Rhinos Project.

PLEASE help us to help our rhinos!

Mrs Stadler and the students at Elkanah House Senior Primary, Cape Town, South Africa.