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September 22, 2022

World Rhino Day

Join us on Thursday, September 22 at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, as we celebrate World Rhino Day and the global conservation efforts you make possible for rhinos around the globe. Come explore the rolling hills of the savanna, home to a herd of rhinosalso known as a “crash”and discover how the cutting-edge science and care at the Safari Park is helping to save rhinos worldwide. With fun surprises throughout the day, this will be a special experience for the whole family!

Mother and baby rhino walking.

Activity Tables

  • Thursday, September 22
  • 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Africa Loop Pathway by the Africa Tram, Marker 13

Stop by the activities tables to create a take-home craft, answer rhino trivia, and play in the mud, as you discover more about our conservation projects that help rhinos here in San Diego and around the world.

Rhino mother and rhino calf touching noses

Part of the Crash

  • Thursday, September 22
  • 10 a.m – 3 p.m
  • Africa Loop Pathway by the Africa Tram, Marker 13

Saving rhinos takes a global allianceand it all begins with you. Make a wish for rhino conservation and declare yourself an ally for wildlife. You can even get your face painted to show your support.

Baby rhino stands at the top of the hill

Behind-the-Scenes: Saving Giants

  • Reservation required; space is limited.

Discover what it takes to save giants. This  90-minute journey  will take you to areas of the Nikita Kahn Rhino Rescue Center and Elephant Valley that are rarely seen by guests, where you’ll hear firsthand conservation stories about how your support is saving rhinos and elephants around the world.

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Mission: Rhino Rescue!

  • Reservation required; space is limited.

In this Behind-the-Scenes Safari, you’ll get an inside look at rhino care, conservation work, and the cutting-edge science we’re using to save the northern white rhino. Explore the Frozen Zoo®, the Paul Harter Veterinary Medical Center, and the Nikita Kahn Rhino Rescue Center, and discover how your support is saving rhinos worldwide.

Baby rhino running

Adopt a Rhino

Your symbolic adoption helps save rhinos across the globeincluding the critically endangered northern white rhinooffering hope for these gentle giants and for other extraordinary wildlife, here in San Diego and around the world.

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As an ally, you’re supporting wildlife and the planet we all share. Your monthly gift helps fuel our mission, as we create a world where all life thrives

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