An endangered species is an animal
at risk of becoming extinct
or gone from our world forever.

The Borneo Pygmy Elephant, The Borneo Orangutan and The African Rhinoceros are all critically endangered species near extinction


  • Borneo Pygmy elephants are small, smart, baby faced elephants with big ears and long tails. They eat 300 pounds of food a day.

These animals are endangered because
their forests are being turned into agricultural fields
and they are being hunted for illegal wildlife trade.

Animal supporters are working in Borneo, an island in Asia
and are working in Africa to rescue these endangered animals from extinction.

How are Animal Conservation Organizations Helping the Animals?

  • Creating safe places for these animals in the wild
  • Patrolling forests for hunters
  • Working with the governments to enforce laws to protect animals
  • Supporting programs geared for animal conservation
  • Creating awareness throughout the world to help endangered species.

What is the Rotarian Action Group for Endangered Species doing?

  • Working with conservation organizations, governments and corporations
    to create awareness about endangered species.
  • Raising funds to feed and keep these animals safe
  • Promoting creative collaborations to empower and motivate everyone

What can people do?

  • Join conservation groups and adopt an endangered species
  • Get involved and support animal conservation activities
  • Teach others about the importance of animal conservation
  • Be kind to animals and respect their natural habitat and  keep it safe.
  • Use forest friendly products to help to decrease the invasion of their natural habitat
  • Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

This information is adapted from the presentation The Web of Life © 2017 Kindness in Action, Inc. Rachael Blair. All Rights Reserved.

Now it’s your turn!

Participate in our coloring contest and you may one of the 3 lucky 3rd graders who wins a great prize.
You can also tell others something you learned or think about endangered species.
This will help spread awareness about endangered species and how to help.

Instructions to enter our Kids Coloring Contest:

Print the picture of the rhinoceros below in landscape layout and color it.

Mail in your coloring by February 25, 2018 with your name, your parent’s email address and your school’s name written out in the spaces on the front of the page or on the bottom of the back of the page to: The Rotary Club of Acton Boxborough,  P.O. Box 2161, Acton, MA 01720.

In May, the winners will be contacted by their parent’s email and announced in the local print and online news.  Some great prizes will be awarded to the lucky winners.