Southern Africa and Democratic Republic of the Congo
Location in the Zoo
Cool Animal Fact
White rhinos aren’t white. The ‘white’ is taken from the Afrikaans word ‘weit’ meaning ‘wide’ – they were describing the rhino’s mouth.
How we Help Save Them
- We provide training, salaries and support for wildlife rangers that protect wild rhinos from poaching.
- Our conservation partners in Namibia monitor black rhino populations, and they have seen a 28% increase in sightings of the animals since 2018.
- 0 black rhinos were poached in the region where our partners work to protect the species.