Lion Country Safari, home to one of the largest herds of southern white rhinos in the country, will celebrate World Rhino Day on Saturday, Sept. 22.
This year’s event will feature special VIP experiences with limited space that guests can participate in for an additional fee, which will be donated to rhino conservation.
In addition to offering fun and educational activities in Safari World, the park will also share conservation messaging about wild rhinos.
Sept. 22 marks the eighth annual World Rhino Day, a tradition established by the World Wildlife Foundation as an opportunity for people all over the world to take a stand against rhino poaching and the illegal trade in rhino horns.
Of the five species of rhinos, the southern white rhino is the most abundant, with approximately 20,000 alive today, but all five species are in peril due mostly to poaching. Lion Country Safari is home to 12 white rhinos. Since 1979, the safari has had 34 rhino offspring and is a participant in the White Rhinoceros Species Survival Plan, a program of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
Lion Country Safari is the only drive-through safari in South Florida. Guests can see more than 1,000 animals on 320 acres. For more info., call (561) 793-1084 or visit www.lioncountrysafari.com.