FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:
PO Box 261
Selkirk NY 12158
(518) 956-0008 Ravena, NY - In honor of his upcoming 40th birthday, Ravena resident Jeremy Taylor has decided to donate his birthday to rhinos. Rhino poaching has reached unprecedented levels - over 1200 were poached in South Africa alone in 2014. If this is not brought under control, rhinos will be extinct within decades. At the turn of the 20th century, there were an estimated 500,000
rhinos spread across Africa and Asia, yet today there remain less than 30,000.
"I may never have a chance to travel to see these magnificent animals in the wild," said Taylor, "but if I do, I hope that there are still some left to see!" Taylor had his first close encounter with rhinos around the year 2000, when he was employed as an animal keeper at Disney's Animal Kingdom. During an open house at the rhino barn, he was able to get up close to and pet a couple of white rhinos. "It was an incredible experience" said Taylor, "one that inspired a strong interest in these animals and their conservation."