INTERNATIONAL RHINO KEEPER ASSOCIATION
Mission: Promote professional expertise to develop and share the best practices for managed rhino care and contribute to conservation.
The International Rhino Keeper Association is the leading international network connecting rhino keepers.
WHAT WE DO
Connect, share, learn, conserve.
The IRKA is a non-profit that connects rhino keepers worldwide. The culmination of this organization is a bi-ennial workshop that draws an audience from all over the world. We meet and discuss rhino care, husbandry, management, research, conservation initiatives, genetics, reproductive physiology, and professional development.
The International Rhino Keeper Association (IRKA) has developed a program that will provide rhino keepers the opportunity to expand their knowledge and husbandry experience. This program has been designed to enable rhino keepers to work at other institutions to familiarize themselves with different management styles.
The IRKA recommended husbandry practices for all five species.
Learn about bylaws, committees, and sponsors.
Make a one-time donation to help support the IRKA.
The International Rhino Keeper Association is a non profit 501(c)3 organization.
WHO WE ARE
Rhino Keepers, Educators, Scientists, Researchers, and Leaders
We value passion, dedication, collaboration education, camaraderie, and we are globally inclusive and culturally respectful.
“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see”