Animal Species

Southern White Rhino
Did you know?

Rhino horns are made of keratin, the same material that makes up our hair. There is no medicinal value to this horn.

Sponsors
March 2021 : Jim & Chris Luffy
April 2021 : Charles, Angela, & Isaac Peyton; Kaminski & Granfors; Naughton Family
June 2021 : Sophie Hanes
March 2022: In memory of Ryan Trejchel; Gus Swanson; The Naughton Family; James & Darlene Feeney; Addy, Evan, Jack, & Noelle Turos
May 2022: Robert & Gayle Hopkins
June 2022: Charles, Angela, & Isaac Peyton
Habitat
Savannah woodlands and grasslands in South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Kenya.
Size
11-16 feet long, 5-6 feet tall
Weight
Up to 4 tons
Lifespan
Approximately 40 years
Diet
Short turf grasses
Reproduction
1 born after a 16-18 month gestation
Conservation Status
Near Threatened
Threats
Poaching, habitat destruction and drought