A herd of rhinos is called a “crash.” They weigh up to 5,000 pounds, are up to 6 feet tall at the shoulder, and have large horns—but rhinos are actually gentle herbivores. There are five rhino species: two native to the savannas of Africa, and three native to swamps and rainforests of Asia.
Today, all rhino species are threatened. Demand for their iconic horns has led to plummeting populations—even though their horns are made of keratin, the same material as your hair and fingernails. The most threatened of them all is the critically endangered northern white rhino. With only two remaining on Earth, saving them will take global partnerships, cutting-edge science, and the support of wildlife allies like you.
You support fuels our conservation efforts to save rhinos worldwide, and it all begins right here at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Join us Thursday, September 22 at the Safari Park, as we celebrate World Rhino Day, and all you make possible for their future.