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Adopt a White Rhino

Adopt a White Rhino

Your Toronto Zoo is thrilled to announce that 13-year-old Toronto Zoo white rhino, Sabi, is expecting her first calf!

You can support Sabi, along with all of the animals at your Toronto Zoo, by adopting a white rhino for $25. 

By adopting a Toronto Zoo white rhino, you will receive a personalized digital certificate of adoption that will be emailed to you, along with a full charitable tax receipt for the donor, PLUS, place your order by June 12, 2023, and you will be entered into a draw to win a Behind the Scenes tour for two people with the white rhinos at the Toronto Zoo!

Winner will be contacted by email on June 13, 2023.
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Why Adopt a White Rhino?

According to the Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species, the white rhinoceros is currently listed as Near Threatened, and the IUCN African Rhino Specialist Group 2022 reports that fewer than 16,000 white rhinos remain in the wild.

One of the main threats to the population of wild white rhinos is the practice of illegal hunting for the international trade in rhino horn. The rhino horn trade exists for two main reasons: traditional use in Chinese medicine, and ornamental use. It is highly prized for making ornamental dagger handles (jambiyas) in Middle Eastern countries. Horn, hide, and flesh are also believed to be a powerful aphrodisiac. Adult rhinos have no natural predators other than poachers.

The population of wild white rhinos is heavily dependent on range state protection, and if this is not maintained, the population could be upgraded to Vulnerable or even worse.

Sabi's pregnancy at your Toronto Zoo is very important for white rhinoceros conservation in managed care settings. By adopting a white rhino at the Toronto Zoo, you are joining us in the fight to save and protect endangered species from extinction.

Watch Sabi's Pregnancy Announcment: