Rhinocerotidae – Rhinos

Once roamed throughout Europe, Asia, and Africa, now rhinos are some of the most endangered land mammals

Characterized by the presence of a nose horn, these pre-historic heavyweight were once numerous and widespread across the grasslands, savannas, and shrublands of Africa and Southeast Asia.

Today their range has been significantly decreased and fragmented, adding to several other man-made threats, with poaching topping the list.

As few as 29,000 rhinos belonging to five different species remain in the wild today: three species are considered Critically endangered.

On 19 March 2018, we lost one subspecies, the northern white rhino, as the last male died, leaving only two surviving individuals in the world, both females!