Category: Rhino Biology


The Colors of the Rhino

White rhinos aren’t white and black rhinos aren’t black. All rhinos are essentially grayish-brown, but often take on the color…View Full Release »


How may neck bones does a rhino have?

Rhinos have seven vertebrae in their necks, the same number as all other mammals, from bats to giraffes.  


Just veggies for us rhinos, thanks.

Rhinos are entirely vegetarian and their diets include some plants that contain potentially toxic chemicals. The candelabra euphorbia, for example,…View Full Release »


Who's the hairiest of them all?

Except for the Sumatran rhino, which may have hair covering much of its body, the four other rhino species are…View Full Release »


Rhino Eyes: Does Size Matter?

Rhinos are known for their keen sense of smell and hearing, but they apparently have poor vision.  The white and…View Full Release »


Prehistoric rhinos: Horny or Not?

Black Rhino (Diceros bicornis), Pittsburgh Zoo It might seem strange, but the first members of the rhino family to appear on…View Full Release »


When is it Time for a Rhino to Leave its Nest?

Andatu, the first Sumatran rhino ever born in captivity in Indonesia, turned one year of age on June 22nd.  Weighing…View Full Release »


"R" is for Rhinos: Radiate

Bill Konstant, Program Officer The word “rhinoceros” begins with the letter “R”, as do many other terms, places and names…View Full Release »