2014 Rhino Week

July 6-July 12irf logo

We are dedicating an entire week to rhino conservation! Join us July 6-12 for a week of rhino themed events and activities. Our goal is, with the help of the International Rhino Foundation, to educate the public about these endangered animals and about how we can help save them from extinction.

We have two White Rhinos here at Southwick’s Zoo named Thelma and Louise. There are five different species of rhino found in Africa and Asia. All rhino species are threatened to some degree. Click the images below to learn a little more about them.

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Schedule of Events

All Week
Save the Rhinos Poster Contest
Flex your creative muscles while you help us promote rhino conservation! This poster contest is open to all ages. Winners receive 2 free general admission passes to the zoo and their poster will be displayed in the EARTH Discovery Center. Click HERE for contest rules and how to enter.

 

Sunday July 6
Rhino Scavenger Hunt
Find all 5 species of rhino hidden in the zoo and win a prize!rhino front view

 

Monday July 7
Enrichment at the Rhino Habitat 10:00am-11:00am
Stop by the rhino habitat to watch as we give Thelma and Louise special enrichment items. Enrichment helps stimulate animals mentally and physically and promotes natural behaviors.

 

Tuesday July 8
Rhino Encounter 4:00pm FULL
New this year, we are now offering rhinoceros encounters. Get up close and personal with our white rhinos! Learn more about this unique species and interact with our two white rhinos, Thelma and Louise.

 

Wednesday July 9
Enrichment at the Rhino Habitat 10:00am-11:00am
Stop by the rhino habitat to watch as we give Thelma and Louise special enrichment items. Enrichment helps stimulate animals mentally and physically and promotes natural behaviors.

Rhino Encounter 4:00pm FULL
New this year, we are now offering rhinoceros encounters. Get up close and personal with our white rhinos! Learn more about this unique species and interact with our two white rhinos, Thelma and Louise.

 

Thursday July 10
EARTH Members Appreciation After Hours 6pm-8pm
EARTH members can explore the zoo after close during this special rhino themed Member Appreciation event! Members may bring guests for an added fee.  There will also be a special guest presentation by Bill Konstant from the International Rhino Foundation at 7pm. All proceeds from guest admissions will go to the IRF.

Members of EARTH Ltd: Free
Non-Member Guests: $15/Adult  $10/Child

 

Friday July 11
Winos for Rhinos 6pm-8pm
Raise money for rhino research and conservation by sampling wine! Learn more about the plight of rhinos and watch a presentation by Bill Konstant from International Rhino Foundation. Following the presentation there will be a wine tasting provided by Zoll Cellars and The Naked Grape. This event is 21+ only. Proceeds from this event will go towards the IRF. Tickets are limited so we suggest purchasing them in advance.

Members of EARTH Ltd: $10
Non-Members: $15

To purchase tickets call the EARTH Discovery Center at: 1-800-258-9182 ext 208

 

Saturday July 12
Rhino Scavenger Hunt
Find all 5 species of rhino hidden in the zoo and win a prize!