Facing Down A Crisis

Rhinos are in Crisis Two-thirds of the world’s five rhino species could be lost in our lifetime. Rampant poaching by organized criminal networks, habitat loss, and factors ranging from inbreeding to invasive species are driving rhinos to the brink of extinction. Rhino populations are at the tipping point, barely keeping up with devastating losses from... Continue Reading →

How Much Do Rhinos Sleep?

ZZZzzzzzzz.....Whether it's slumbering, dozing, napping, snoozing or taking a siesta - sleep is essential for all creatures in the animal kingdom and rhinos are no different. Weather and temperature sometimes dictate when rhinos get some shuteye but in general, most rhinos sleep in intervals totaling up to about eight hours a day. Sleeping Postures Rhinos... Continue Reading →

The Rhiny Awards: Can You Guess the Winners?

    Welcome to the First Annual Rhiny Awards! With award season in full-swing we thought there are a few species that also deserve recognition for their outstanding performances this year.  Spoiler alert: all five species of rhino are winners to us BUT, can you guess which species wins which award? Check out the nominees and categories... Continue Reading →

#OppositeDay – Grazers versus Browsers

Rhinos are broadly split into two categories – grazers and browsers – based upon their style of feeding and the types of food they eat. Grazers White rhinos are grazers who prefer grasses and typically feed low to the ground. Grazers might be likened to lawn mowers, heads held low and broad mouths sweeping the... Continue Reading →

White Rhinos: The Most Social Rhinoceros

Besides mating and raising calves, most rhinos are solitary animals with limited tolerance for others- the exception being the White rhino. While not unusual to see a lone white rhino male or a single female and calf, they are the most gregarious of the 5 rhino species and can often be seen in groups of... Continue Reading →

Ear-notching to identify rhinos

Ear-notching is one of several different methods that trackers use to identify individual rhinos in Zimbabwe’s Lowveld region. In combination with wireless transmitters, numbered ID tags and distinct physical markings, these tools help biologists monitor the movements, interactions, health and safety of all individuals within key populations.

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