Rhinos serve as flagship species for broader wildlife conservation programs that protect dozens of other endangered plant and animal species.
The wide-mouthed white rhino of Africa is the consummate grazer. Short grasses are its favorite foods.
Rhinos have seven vertebrae in their necks, the same number as all other mammals, from bats to giraffes.
Once down to 20 animals in South Africa’s Umfolozi Game Reserve, southern white rhinos were brought back from the brink of extinction through the concerted efforts of dedicated conservationists and the South African government.
Rhinos are known for their keen sense of smell and hearing, but they have poor vision.