Guwahati: With its thick grey skin and conspicuous horn on its snout, almost every kid in the globe should be able to recognise this magnificent creature — the rhinoceros. However, it is critically endangered in the wild and is on the verge of extinction unless anything is done to save this species. As a result, World Rhino Day is celebrated on September 22. It aims to make people more aware of rhinos and conserve what is left of these wonderful creatures.
Every year on September 22, the world honours the five species of rhinos. The five rhino species are Black, White, Greater One-horned, Sumatran, and Javan. Humans’ desire for rhinoceros’ unique horns has driven all five of the world’s different rhinoceros species to the brink of extinction. The horns are in high demand due to their therapeutic qualities.