Read: The Boy and the Poacher’s Moon

Celebrating World Rhino Day? Why not take a look at The Boy and the Poacher’s Moon by Pamela Newham. Your learners will love this adventure.

Billy is one of four teens chosen as the finalists in the Wild2Save Eco competition. They get to spend a long weekend in the Kruger National Park, competing to win a bursary to study conservation. But even on their first night in the bushveld, they run into a group of rhino poachers and land in grave danger. With the help of a mysterious “boy” and the Whistleblower, the four friends are able to thwart the poachers’ plan and expose the villains.

About the author
Pam Newham has worked as a librarian, an English teacher and
magazine journalist. She has published three young adult novels,
including The Klipspringers (Oxford University Press) which is CAPS
approved for Gr 7 HL. Her poems have appeared in anthologies such
as Difficult to Explain, Heart of Africa and Stanzas. She lives in Hout

Take a sneak-peak inside:

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The Boy and the Poacher’s Moon is available as an ebook on Snapplify. Physical copies are available at leading booksellers.

Published by Human & Rousseau
ISBN­13: 9780798180405


What is World Rhino Day?

World Rhino Day celebrates all five species of rhino: Black, white, greater one-horned, Sumatran and Javan rhinos.

When is World Rhino Day?

World Rhino Day is on September 22nd.

How did World Rhino Day get its start?

World Rhino Day was first announced by WWF-South Africa in 2010. The following year, World Rhino Day grew into an international success, encompassing both African and Asian rhino species, thanks to the efforts of two determined women …

What happened in 2011?

It all started with an email: In mid-2011, Lisa Jane of Chishakwe Ranch in Zimbabwe was planning ahead for World Rhino Day. She searched online for ideas and potential collaborators, and found Rhishja’s blog. Lisa Jane sent Rhishja an email, and the two found they shared a common goal of making World Rhino Day a day of celebration for all five rhino species. Meanwhile, the team at Rhino Africa prepared for their second World Rhino Day event in Cape Town, building on the success of South Africa’s popular 2010 campaign.

In the months that followed, the teams worked together to make World Rhino Day 2011 an international success, both online and offline. World Rhino Day has since grown into a global phenomenon, uniting NGOs, zoos, cause-related organizations, businesses, and concerned individuals from nearly every corner of the world!

Is there a theme for World Rhino Day?

Yes! “Five Rhino Species Forever” celebrates both the African and Asian rhino species. In addition, World Rhino Day is an opportunity to highlight efforts to debunk the myths and diminish the demand for rhino horn.

Is there more than one event on World Rhino Day?

Yes! We believe that World Rhino Day is a success because it provides the opportunity for cause-related organizations, NGOs, zoos, and members of the public to celebrate World Rhino Day in their own unique ways. These activities varied from one participant to the next. Donors and partners are able to contribute to the organizations and initiatives of their choosing. Peaceful demonstrations, classroom projects, fundraising dinners, auctions and poster displays are just a few examples.

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