We’ve teamed up with the charity United for Wildlife on their United for Rhino campaign to help them raise awareness of illegal wildlife trade, in particular rhino horn trade.
Today, RuneScape members can begin the journey to adopting a white or black royal rhino pet in-game.
All you need to do is visit the young conservationists who are waiting for you in Burthorpe to tell you all about the plight of the rhinos - particularly the dangers they face from poachers in the wild.
The conservationists, Trang and Mauricio, will be there for 2 weeks and will provide you with a different multiple choice question, related to the plight of the rhinos and illegal wildlife trade, each day.
To adopt a white royal rhino, all you need to do is answer 3 questions correctly over the 14 day period, and to adopt your black Royal Rhino you need to answer 7 questions correctly.
The royal rhinos in your care are extra special. To thank you for saving them, they are offering an XP buff, 5% if you have the white rhino and 10% for the black rhino.
On top of this, those of you with 96 Summoning can use your white rhino like a pack yak, giving you access to a Pack Yak inventory for 1.5 hours in exchange for a pack yak pouch. Your black rhino offers the same for two hours.
These extras will last for the two weeks that our young conservationists are in game and for two weeks after they have moved on to other lands. After this, your rhinos will still be with you, just minus those special extras.
For more information on the plight of the rhino, visit the United for Wildlife website.
The RuneScape Team
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