Wildlife Category: Rhinos

Southern White Rhino

Southern White Rhino

A rhino is often the color of the mud he or she wallowed in that day, so the name “white rhinoceros” is a bit of a misnomer.  On a rare day when he or she is completely clean and dry, the white rhino is a light grey color.  The origin for the name is thought to…

Southern Black Rhino

Southern Black Rhino

Black rhinoceros were once found over an enormous range throughout sub-Saharan Africa living in deserts, mountains, grasslands, and forests.  Written accounts by explorers before the turn of the 20th century relate frequent encounters with plentiful numbers of black rhinos. Today, black rhino populations hover around 5,600. Rhinos are poached for their horns, for non-substantiated medicinal…

Greater One-Horned Rhino

Greater One-Horned Rhino

The Indian, or greater one-horned rhino, has been classically described in literature and art for centuries.  Known as the “plated rhino,” the Indian rhino has thick shields of skin that protect the rhino’s vital areas during fights with other rhinos.  This rhino species lives in moist river valleys in India and Nepal, where it congregates…

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