“Riding to Resurrect: A Journey for Northern White Rhinos”

Fundraising campaign by KENNEDY THUKU
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ARTFAMCDK( @Artfam Creative Designs Kenya) is an organization with a mission to advocate for the conservation of wildlife through campaign walks; creating awareness & educating both local and international communities about the urgent need to save wildlife from extinction, especially the functionally extinct Northern White Rhinos.

In the shadow of a fading legend, a daring expedition begins. Two Northern White Rhinos, Fatu and Najin, stand as a last hope, a living testament to a vanishing world. With every pedal we push and every mile we conquer, we pledge our resolve to rewrite history. Our wheels are not just spokes and gears; they're instruments of change, forging a path towards a future where the Northern White Rhino thrives once more. Together, we embark on a journey of hope, unity, and unwavering determination to protect these gentle giants. Join us, as we ride not just for today, but for a legacy that will echo through time, and for the generations who deserve to share our planet with these magnificent beings.

Artfamcdk's wildlife Conservationists(Rhino Kennedy & Rhino Kelvin) successfully completed "SAVING THE WORLD'S LAST FEMALES NORTHERN WHITE RHINOS;#205KMS WALK FOR FATU & NAJIN) from Nairobi to Nanyuki/Ol Pejeta Conservancy(30th Aug 2021 to 22nd Sept 2021). The team raised over USD 4200 and donated the funds to Ol Pejeta Conservancy safeguarding it's Rhino population.


WHY WALK TO SAVE THE NORTHERN WHITE RHINOS FROM EXTINCTION?

There are now just two northern white rhinoceros remaining in the world. Najin(born JULY 11th,1989) mother to Fatu born on 29th JUNE,2000 (both female) live under constant protection from poachers in Kenya’s Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Sudan (the last remaining male) died on March 19th 2018, effectively rendering the entire subspecies extinct. The northern white rhino was once abundant across Central Africa but staggering rates of illegal hunting/poaching for its horn have already led to its (almost certain) extinction in the wild.

Rhino experts are now exploring the possibility of artificial reproduction technologies, using in vitro fertilisation and southern white rhino surrogates as a way to preserve and maintain northern white rhino genes into the future. Could this subspecies be brought back from extinction? The future is uncertain and it is a race against time.

Fatu(21 years), daughter of 32-year-old Najin, is now the only donor left in program aiming to implant artificially developed embryos into another more abundant rhino species.

Scientists hope to implant embryos made from the rhinos' egg cells and frozen sperm from deceased males into surrogate mothers.

So far they have 22 pure northern white rhino embryos. The team hopes to be able to deliver its first northern white rhino calf in three years and a wider population in the next two decades.

We are very optimistic that the project will succeed.

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Donors

  • Shristi Rai
  • Donated on Mar 01, 2024
  • Thank you for making this world a better place 🙏💖

$50.00
  • Michael Rozdoba
  • Donated on Feb 28, 2024
$6.00
  • Lorna McCarthy
  • Donated on Feb 28, 2024
  • We must do everything to save precious rhinos.

$15.00
Mar 04

RIDING FOR RHINOS: NORTHERN WHITE RHINOS

Update posted by KENNEDY THUKU at 06:39 pm
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To us, rhino conservation isn't just an occasional endeavor—it's an everyday activity deeply ingrained in our lives. Each day presents a new opportunity to advocate for the protection of these magnificent creatures and their habitats. Whether it's through raising awareness or engaging in community outreach, our commitment to rhino conservation

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Feb 29

RIDING FOR RHINOS: NORTHERN WHITE RHINOS

Update posted by KENNEDY THUKU at 06:56 pm
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I am riding my bike to create Northern white rhino conservation awareness. As I pedal through various communities and landscapes, I aim to raise awareness about the plight of the Northern white rhino, one of the most critically endangered species on the planet. With each mile traveled, I hope to. . . . .

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Feb 28

RIDING FOR RHINOS: NORTHERN WHITE RHINOS

Update posted by KENNEDY THUKU at 02:55 pm
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With a passion for conservation burning bright within me, I've embarked on a mission that combines my love for cycling with my dedication to protecting rhinos. Pedaling through towns, cities, and countryside roads, I'm riding my bike to raise awareness for rhino conservation and inspire others to join the cause.My. . . . .

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Feb 24

BIRTHDAY TREE FOR RHINOS

Update posted by KENNEDY THUKU at 07:01 pm
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As I celebrated another year of life, I found solace in knowing that my birthday had become more than just a personal milestone—it had become a celebration of interconnectedness, stewardship, and the enduring beauty of the natural world. While my tree may start as a small sapling, I have no. . . . .

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Feb 23

RIDING FOR NORTHERN WHITE RHINOS

Update posted by KENNEDY THUKU at 05:23 pm
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Every day, I am on my rhino bike, tirelessly pedaling to spread awareness for rhino conservation. It's a commitment that fuels my days and drives my purpose. But beyond the daily rides, I'm also gearing up for an upcoming journey that holds immense significance – a ride for the Northern. . . . .

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Feb 22

EXTINCTION IS REAL; SAVE RHINOS NOW.

Update posted by KENNEDY THUKU at 06:30 pm
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I find myself embarking on a journey that holds profound significance to me. Riding my bike to create awareness for Northern White Rhino conservation isn't just a choice; it's my calling, my passion, and my mission. Every pedal stroke resonates with the determination to save endangered species from the brink. . . . .

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Feb 19

BIRTHDAY WEEK; RIDING FOR RHINOS

Update posted by KENNEDY THUKU at 07:52 pm
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I am excited to embark on this biking adventure during my birthday week, knowing each mile-ridden will contribute to a greater cause. By riding bikes to create rhino conservation awareness, I hope to make a positive impact and help safeguard the future of these magnificent creatures for generations to come.#birthdayweek

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Feb 14

HAPPY VALENTINE'S MY GIRLS

Update posted by KENNEDY THUKU at 09:42 am
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This Valentine's Day let's direct our hearts and attention to the world's last two female northern white rhinos, Fatu and Najin. As the last of their kind, these magnificent creatures stand as a symbol of resilience and hope in the face of extinction. We must rally behind them, and support. . . . .

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Feb 09

BIRTDAY MONTH; RHINO CONSERVATION

Update posted by KENNEDY THUKU at 06:03 pm
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Hey everyone! Can you believe it's already my birthday month? February is here, and I'm gearing up for the big day on the 24th when I'll be celebrating another year of adventures and memories.But this year, my birthday holds even more significance. It's a reminder of the commitment I've made. . . . .

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Feb 05

RIDING FOR THE NORTHERN WHITE RHINOS

Update posted by KENNEDY THUKU at 06:55 pm
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I ride for the Northern White Rhinos with an unwavering determination to amplify their voice. The white rhinos may be on the verge of extinction, but my journey is a testament to the resilience and hope that conservation efforts can bring. I encourage others to join this cause, whether they

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Donors & Comments

52 donors
  • Shristi Rai
  • Donated on Mar 01, 2024
  • Thank you for making this world a better place 🙏💖

$50.00
  • Michael Rozdoba
  • Donated on Feb 28, 2024
$6.00
  • Lorna McCarthy
  • Donated on Feb 28, 2024
  • We must do everything to save precious rhinos.

$15.00
  • Theopisti Panagiotakou
  • Donated on Feb 28, 2024
  • Thank you!!!!!!!!!!🙏

$20.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Feb 26, 2024
$25.00
  • Jen Healy
  • Donated on Feb 25, 2024
  • Happy birthday, thank you for raising awareness!

$20.00
  • Andrea Lewicki
  • Donated on Feb 25, 2024
$25.00
  • Guest
  • Donated on Feb 24, 2024
$25.00
  • Paul Meek
  • Donated on Feb 23, 2024
  • Best of luck on your ride, super effort for the Northern Whites 🚲 keep going, you got this!

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