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Rhinoceroses are generally solitary animals, but sometimes they may live in a group, which is called a crash. Oxpeckers are often found perched on the backs of rhinos, because they eat the insects living on the rhino's thick skin. Because of that thick skin and their horns, rhinos have no natural predators, but they have been hunted to near extinction, largely because their horns are used in traditional Asian folk medicine. Learn more about efforts to help the rhino from our partner, Saving the Survivor.
The Latest News
We'll have another Baby Environmental Hero joining Molelo and Elee soon. Princess follows a young orangutan's friendship with a human, based on a true story. Look for her new book soon! We'll also have a new book called The Belize Trash Monster coming out in the next few months.
May's Reader Challenge
We've all heard about single-use plastics. They may make our life easier, but they take their toll on the earth. I recently read a statistic that only 10% of single-use plastics are recycled! That means 90% of them are overflowing landfills, creating ocean pollution, disrupting wildlife, or littering our landscapes. What can we do to reverse this trend? One of the easiest things to do is to use reusable shopping bags. I keep a bunch in my car, so they are always handy - for all types of stores! Read here for more ideas or try other simple changes like:
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