Rhinos are some of the biggest mammals in the world. They can weigh up to 3,200 kg. When they huddle together, we can refer to a group of Rhinos as a 'crash'.
Our planet used to have a mammoth number of these unicorn-like animals. That is, until a few years back when poaching and illegal hunting began. Today there's about 27,000 in existence, down from 29,000 in 2017.
We have handpicked some of the best rhino quotes and hope they'll not only inspire you to be better as an individual but also stand against wildlife poaching and illegal killing, including preserving our planet's rhinos.
A prominent figure in popular culture, Janet Damita Jo Jackson is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and dancer. Many know her for her sonically innovative, socially conscious and elaborate stage shows. Janet is one of the top ten best selling artists in the history of contemporary music.
Sometimes as humans we act so tough because we are scared of getting hurt, again. We may have been told at some point that people will exploit us if we "feel" too often. And so we build strong, towering walls that hide who we are. We think this is good but it isn't. Being emotional doesn't mean you'll get hurt often. It just means you're human, and being human is what makes us strong!
Sir David Frederick Attenborough is an English broadcaster and natural historian. He is best known for writing and presenting a comprehensive history documentary series about animal and plant life on Earth. Attenborough is the only person to have won BAFTAs for programmes in each of black and white, colour, HD, 3D and 4K. He is a strong vocal supporter of the conservation of the world's threatened species.
Rhinos are under serious threat. There are about 70 Javan and less than 100 Sumatran Rhinos left in the wild. A few more kills by poachers and these particular species will go extinct. If we fold our hands and do nothing, these heavyweights will continue to be prey for hunters and poachers who are constantly pillaging their natural habitats. Attenborough’s Rhino quote advises the solution: we must save their environment. Doing this will not only secure the Rhino’s future but also millions of plants and animals that depend on them.
Margaret Stiefvater is an American writer of Young Adult fiction famous for her series fantasy novels The Wolves of Mercy Falls and The Raven Cycle (both on amazon). She has a personal blog where she shares her life events.
In a few years, some of the animals we love and enjoy watching would have gone extinct. This is because we failed as humans to protect them. But animals are what keep our ecosystem in good conditions. They spread seeds. Act like canopies protecting millions of other species of plants and animals. Therefore, we owe it to them to care for them.
Martha Nibley Beck is a best-selling author, life coach, and speaker who is an expert in helping individuals and groups achieve greater levels of personal and professional success.
Rhinos are extremely fast! Maybe not as fast as a cheetah, but they are faster than the average human. You don't want to get chased down by a 3000kg animal! Surprisingly, some of our life's most inspiring, changing moments usually come when we're faced with head-splitting choices, or threatening situations (like being between a rock and a rhino). According to Beck, these events can cause you to "open to your own...deeply personal vision".
Mel Colmcille Gerard Gibson AO is an American actor and filmmaker. He is best known for his action hero roles, particularly his breakout role as Max Rockatansky in the first three films of action series Mad Max. Gibson is a recipient of the Academy Awards as an actor as well as a director. He directed and produced The Passion of the Christ (both on amazon).
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Yet we still experience fear, right? That's what truly makes us stronger, according to Gibson-- the scars. Our scars help us keep our heads up high after every tough fight fought. After every win, after every loss, even the get-back-ups. And that strength lies in hope, because in the end you know you'll be okay.
Amy Jackson is a Manx actress and model, best known for her work in Indian films and Tamil movies. Jackson is also an ambassador and spokesperson Women's United Nations for The Sneha Sagar Orphanage. Jackson, together with PETA promoted the adoption of animals.
Are rhinos thick-skinned? Yes, up to 5cm! How thick is their skin? Thick enough to bounce off fired bullets from a handgun! So if people throw words that feel like thorns meant to hurt you, be like Jackson. Grow a thick skin like the rhinoceros. And you won't ever have to bother about their slamming remarks about you.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox was an American author and poet. Her works include Poems of Passion and Solitude. Wilcox filled her works with positive thinking. Publishers released her autobiography, The Worlds and I, in 1918, a year before her death (all on amazon).
We love rainbows. They're beautiful but hard to spot. You'd have to look closely to find one. Success isn't any different. If you don't work hard for it, you may never get it. Whether it's in your career, or job, or your calling. The path to success is tough. Sometimes you'll get thrown dirt, pushed beyond your limits. Develop the hide of a rhinoceros, as Wilcox says in this Rhinoceros quote.
Known as "Oklahoma's Favorite Son", William Penn Adair Rogers was an American stage and film actor, vaudeville performer, cowboy, humorist, newspaper columnist, and social commentator. Not only has Will travelled around the world three times, but he's also had a dozen Oklahoma Schools named after him. As part of Capitol guides, each US president rubs the left shoe of the Rogers statue for good luck before entering the House Chamber to give the State of the Union address.
Mothers are awesome. They're fighters. Fierce fighters. One standout feature about mothers is that they're so determined and would give anything to see their children succeed. Mothers never give up. Mothers struggling for social prominence are even more determined. Rogers compared them charging Rhino; unstoppable.
Mark Carwardine is a British zoologist who achieved fame with his 20-year conservation project – Last Chance to See – which involved expeditions round the world. He is a leading and outspoken conservationist, and a prolific broadcaster, columnist and photographer. Carwardine also has a vast collection of wildlife, nature and environment photographs taken on all seven continents.
Carwardine was born in the 70s. Back then we had over 60,000 Black rhinos. Now there's only around 5,500 left. We can't doubt he's telling the truth. Hopefully, we can still do all we can to save rhinos because mother rhinos give birth to one calf every 2.5-3 years. That's a long time. If we ignore these unfortunate creatures, in a few years, they will be extinct.
Leading and outspoken conservationist, Mark Carwardine is a famous British Zoologist. He's also a prolific broadcaster, columnist and photographer and runs his new travel company, The Whale Watch Company specialised in whale-watching tours and sometimes wildlife photography trips.
Carwardine may/may not be a fan of China, but he's right. The international community has called out China many times over illegal wildlife killings. But they're not the only countries that assault rhinos and other wild animals. However, we can reduce the threat caused by the illegal killing of wildlife by pushing for stiffer sanctions against guilty countries. We can even do more by adopting animals and donating to their wellbeing.
Ashley Purdy was a former bassist for American rock band Black Veil, based in Hollywood, California.
Between wanting a rabbit and a rhino as a pet, we'd always pick the rabbit. They're as cute as a puppy. But rhinos aren't as cute as a puppy. They've got horns and that staggering weight! Phew! But they desperately deserve our attention. Rhinos are being illegally hunted worldwide. Nonetheless, we can stop this heartless massacre by rising together as humans and standing against anything threatening the existence of these fat unicorns.
Gnégnéri Yaya Touré is an Ivorian professional footballer. Many regard him as one of the world's best box-to-box midfielders as well as one of the greatest African players of all time. Touré was voted African Footballer of the Year four times in a row (2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014). Toure also helped his former club Manchester City earn their first league title in 44 years.
Criminal wildlife activities, such as illegal wildlife trades and poaching not only threatens the survival of animals, elephants and rhinos, but also the livelihood of millions of people who depend on tourism. If these animals go extinct, people would stop paying to visit them in wildlife parks or zoos. As a result, this will affect tourism and those who depend on it for a living. Thousands will be out of jobs when these animals go extinct.
Do these heartfelt rhino quotes inspire you? Then take a stand today against the human activities against rhinos. Remember; the loss of rhinos is not only bad for the rhinos. It’s bad for all the animals and plants that depend on them.
You can start by adopting (or co-adopting) a rhino today. Donate to wildlife organizations focused on saving our planet's rhinos from extinction.