Christian Slater gives up jeans for rhinos
Thursday 1 June 2006
Actor Christian Slater gave up his jeans to support Whipsnade Wild Animal Park’s rhino conservation appeal.
Alongside donating a pair of autographed jeans, Christian Slater and other cast members of the highly acclaimed West End production ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ are also contributing a one-off photo taken by the director and signed by the cast.
These items will go on auction on eBay on Wednesday June 1 and it is hoped they will raise awareness and much needed funds to support rhino conservation.
There are five species of rhino, all of which are threatened with extinction in the wild. There are just over 500 Eastern Black Rhinos left in the wild, with about 430 of these in Kenya.
Funding raised through the auction will support an EAZA international conservation campaign by funding updated monitoring equipment for 6 national parks in Kenya, to help efforts to manage and conserve their Black Rhino populations, and other ZSL rhino conservation work.
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