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Species Spotlight: White Rhino

White Rhino

African rhinos are divided into two species—the black rhino and the white rhino—living in open savanna and both threatened by the illegal trade for their horn.

What is rhino horn made of?

Rhino horns are really not horns at all but are made of keratin, much like human fingernails.

How many white rhinos are there in the wild?

There are more than 20,000 white rhinos in the wild.

What are the greatest threats to white rhinos?

Poaching for their horn for the illegal wildlife trade where it is used in traditional medicines and habitat loss are the biggest threats.