Your purchase protects rhinos!
One of our commitments of Rhino The Game® is to educate the public on the great need of rhinoceros preservation worldwide. Besides providing black rhinoceros facts in our Rules of Play booklet and web pages, we pledge a portion of our game sale profits to organizations such as the San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy, International Rhino Foundation, and the LEWA Wildlife Conservancy. Become a rhino hero today with your game purchase!
Rhino Conservation Links
These links are intended for your increased understanding of Rhinoceros species, particularly the Black Rhinoceros, and are not intended to be exhaustive. We are not responsible for accuracy of any contents of these web pages or the integrity of any persons or organizations represented in these links.
International Rhino Foundation - http://rhinos.org/species/black-rhino/
San Diego Zoo - http://ielc.libguides.com/sdzg/factsheets/blackrhino
SD Zoo ZOONEWS fun rhinoceros history at the zoo - http://sandiegozoo100.org/100-animals/sally-and-barney
Kids' Planet - http://www.kidsplanet.org/factsheets/rhinoceros.html
Our Amazing Planet - http://www.ouramazingplanet.com/2812-rhinos-oapmp.html
Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) - http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/rhinoceros/rhino-horn-use-fact-vs-fiction/1178/
African Wildlife Foundation - http://www.awf.org/content/wildlife/detail/rhinoceros
Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhinoceros
Rhino Conservation Organizations
Your purchase makes a difference in the preservation and conservation of rhinos around the world. We are dedicated to rhino programs such as these that are working to preserve and protect these amazing animals!
San Diego Zoo Global - http://endextinction.org/species/rhinoceros
San Diego Zoo - Adopt a Rhinoceros - https://secure3.convio.net/sdzoo/site/Ecommerce?store_id=3441&VIEW_DEFAULT=true&FOLDER=1569
Save The Rhino - http://www.savetherhino.org/
LEWA Wildlife Conservancy - http://www.lewa.org/
RhODIS Project - A rhino DNA identification program: http://rhodis.co.za/
African Wildlife Foundation - http://www.awf.org/projects/great-fish-river-rhino-conservation
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The word rhinoceros comes from two Greek words: rhino means nose, and ceros means horn.
South Africa is home to approximately 40% of the world’s total black rhino population.
A group of rhinos is called a crash. The San Diego Zoo Safari Park has the largest captive crash of rhinos, as well as the most successful captive breeding program for rhinos in the world.
Oxpecker birds eat the ticks off a rhino’s hide and also warn of danger.
A charging rhino can reach speeds of 30 mph and adult males can weigh up to 3000 pounds.
A rhino’s horn is made of thick matted hair, a substance similar to that of fingernails and hooves. Rhino horns can sometimes break off but can grow back.
Man is the adult rhino’s only natural predator as illegal poaching for the horns black market value has greatly decimated the population.
Baby rhino’s are protected by their mother from predators such as hyenas, crocodiles, and lions.
Rhinos may live up to 30 to 35 years in the wild and rarely 45 years in captivity.
An individual rhino territory can range from 25 to 100 acres. As habitat is destroyed, survival in the wild becomes increasingly difficult.
Rhinos have poor eyesight but have keen senses of smell and hearing. Because of their poor vision, when a rhino catches the scent of anything unfamiliar, it is likely to charge.
Black rhinos have a prehensile lip to strip leaves off bushes in contrast to the white rhino which has a long flat lip more suitable for grazing.
Black rhinos are actually dark grey appearance due to the dark-colored soil that covers its skin after wallowing in mud at a water hole.
The anterior horn of a black rhino can grow to a length of over four feet.
Black rhinos generally live within 15 miles of a water source, usually their favorite water hole.
When water is available, the rhino will drink everyday. Feeding occurs primarily in the early morning and evening and sleeping during the midday.