Saving the Endangered Rhinoceros

Today Philadelphia Zoo’s President & CEO, Vikram H. Dewan and Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Andrew Baker, shared their thoughts on the recent tragedy at Thoiry Zoo and the impacts of illegal wildlife trade.  

Philadelphia Zoo also recently partnered with the Humane Society (HSUS) to testify before the Pennsylvania General Assembly Judiciary Committee on February 24th to ban the trade of ivory and rhinoceros horn. Read the testimony submitted by Zoo’s Vice President of Education and Conservation, Kim Lengel.

To learn more about the critical issues rhinos are facing in the wild and to support the efforts to save them  from extinction, visit