MORE THAN 5,000 RHINOS HAVE BEEN POACHED IN SOUTH AFRICA SINCE 2010. ONE RHINO IS KILLED EVERY 6 HOURS. RHINOS WILL BE EXTINCT IN THE WILD BY 2024, IF WE DO NOT ACT NOW.

 

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Mosman artist Nafisa Naomi is looking for chicks to ride for rhinos.

Nafisa intends to ride her 800cc Ducati Monster in a world record attempt at Dubbo next month for the most female motorcyclists in the one location.

Naomi is leaving from Taronga Zoo on April 8 and is inviting other female riders to join her Chicks Ride 4 Rhinos.

There’s one exception to all-female rule: Naomi’s toy poodle Romeo will be riding pillion in his special pouch.

“Romeo has been riding with me on motorbikes since he was a pup and loves it.” said Naomi. Through her charity Animal Works, and supported by Taronga Zoo, Naomi says her team aims to raise money and awareness for hino preservation through the Australian rhino Project. “The project aims to bring 20 rhinos per year to Australia over four years in a last ditch attempt to turn the tables on their imminent extinction.’

Organisers of the record attempt hope to see 1200 female motorcyclists gather at Dubbo. Registrations close on March 28. Details: www.animalworks.com.au

 

Originally published by Mosman Daily

Article by Kate Crawford

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