HAVE YOU EVER HEARD A RHINO SPEAK?
Did you know rhinos only have three toes? And that they belong to the same mammalian order as horses and tapirs, called Perissodactyla – from the Greek perissos meaning odd number and daktulos meaning finger or toe.
Or that in 1895, the world believed white rhinos were utterly extinct? That was until a small population of just 20 rhinos were discovered in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park in KwaZulu Natal. And all Southern white rhino today are their descendants.
You can learn amazing facts about rhinos like these and many more at our wildlife information Centre. You’ll also find out about the rhinos history and why they’re so threatened today. Plus, how Rockwood is playing a role ensuring their survival despite the odds.