Beaded Rhino Sculptures Sold to Help Endangered Black Rhinos


Photos: Bundu Designs

There are only somewhere between 2,000 and 2,500 black rhinos alive today, and 16 have been killed by poachers this year alone. But there's some good news for the 400 odd black rhinos in Zimbabwe. Canadian group Bundu Designs has teamed up with Save the Rhino International and Zimbabwean wire artists to make and sell unique beaded rhino sculptures, to raise money that will go to saving the endangered animals.Black rhinos are listed as a critically endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, and poaching is on the rise. Money raised by the sale of the sculptures will go to providing anti-poaching efforts with equipment and training.

Bundu Designs and Support the Rhino launched the sale of the sculptures on World Rhino Day, September 8. Their goal is to sell 431- one for every black rhino still alive in Zimbabwe. They run for $75, $10 of which will fight poaching and help the species thrive.

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Tags: Africa | Crafts | Endangered Species