Cardboard Safari has joined with the International Rhino Foundation, an organization that is dedicated to the survival of the world’s rhino species through conservation and research, to spread awareness about the plight of the rhino. Rhinos have existed on Earth for more than 50 million years. In the past, rhinos were much more diverse and widespread (occurring in North America and Europe as well as in Africa and Asia). Today, only five species of rhinos survive. All rhinos are under threat of extinction, and all but one species is on the verge of extinction. Without drastic action, some rhinos could be extinct in the wild within the next 10-20 years.
Cardboard Safari offers premium-quality animal figures made of recycled cardboard. Rhino, Deer, Moose and Bison heads are currently available in both brown and white cardboard. Each animal puzzle is laser-cut for precision fit, easily assembles using slotted construction and is made to mount on the wall.
When owner Chris Jessee started the company late last year, he planned to take a stand for the animals that inspire him. “When I talked with Susie, the Executive Director at IRF, I knew right away that I wanted to be involved. The IRF supports increasing the rhino population in every way possible – using scientific, educational and financial resources. Partnering with them supports our mission of putting people in touch with wild animals,” Jessee said. Information about rhinos and the International Rhino Foundation will be included with every rhino shipped. The animal heads are great home or office decoration – for adults and kids alike. They are available at www.cardboardsafari.com and through over 100 stores worldwide.