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  • White Oak Conservation Center, Yulee, Florida, USA
  • White Oak Conservation Center, Yulee, Florida, USA
  • White Oak Conservation Center, Yulee, Florida, USA
  • White Oak Conservation Center, Yulee, Florida, USA
  • White Oak Conservation Center, Yulee, Florida, USA
  • Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure, Salina, Kansas, USA
  • Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure, Salina, Kansas
  • White Oak Conservation Center, Yulee, Florida, USA
  • Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure, Salina, Kansas, USA
  • White Oak Conservation Center, Yulee, Florida, USA
  • White Oak Conservation Center, Yulee, Florida, USA
  • White Oak Conservation Center, Yulee, Florida, USA
  • White Oak Conservation Center, Yulee, Florida, USA
  • White Oak Conservation Center, Yulee, Florida, USA
  • Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure, Salina, Kansas, USA
  • Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure, Salina, Kansas
  • White Oak Conservation Center, Yulee, Florida, USA
  • Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure, Salina, Kansas, USA

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White Rhinoceros

Ceratotherium simum

Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure, Salina, Kansas

Near Threatened

As of 31 December 2010, there were an estimated 20,170 White Rhino in the wild (see Table 1 in the Supplementary Material). As of Dec 2008 there were an estimated 750 in captivity worldwide. The majority (98.8%) of White Rhino occur in just four countries (South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Kenya) (AfRSG data 2011). Once widespread in the bushveld areas of southern Africa south of the Zambezi river, the Southern White Rhino was on the brink of extinction by the end of the 19th century having been reduced to just one small population of approximately 20-50 animals in KwaZulu-Natal, South ... Read More

One of the main threats to the population is illegal hunting (poaching) for the international rhino horn trade. Rhino horn has two main uses: traditional use in Chinese medicine, and ornamental use (for example, rhino horn is a highly prized material for making ornately carved handles for ceremonial daggers (jambiyas) worn in some Middle East countries). Until recently, at the continental species level, poaching of White Rhinos has not had a serious impact on overall numbers of White Rhinos in Africa, with poaching losses in parts of the range being surpassed by encouraging growth rates in others. From detected and ... Read More

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Emslie, R. 2012. Ceratotherium simum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T4185A16980466. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012.RLTS.T4185A16980466.en