Species Spotlight: White Rhino

White Rhino

Questions and Answers

What are the greatest threats to white rhinos?
The biggest threats are habitat loss and poaching for their horn - where it is used in traditional medicines.

How do male rhinos mark their territory?
Adult males defend territories of roughly one square mile, which they mark with vigorously scraped dung piles.

What is the white rhino’s social structure?
The white rhino’s social structure is very complex with groups of around 14, most females and calves. Dominant males patrol a one-mile territory and breeding females are prevented from leaving.

 

 

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