Southern White Rhinoceros

Ceratotheriium simum simum
southern white rhino

Meet the Crash.

A group of wolves is a “pack” and a group of sheep is a “flock,” but a group of rhinos is called a “crash.” Our crash of Southern white rhinoceroses consists of 1 adult male, 3 adult females, and 2 young females. Ongava is the male rhino and a laid-back fellow who likes to get back scratches from the animal care staff. He may be the only male of the crash, but the ladies are the real leaders of the yard.

Kidogo is the dominant female of the group and knows it – she is headstrong and confident. Her confidence translates to her little girl, Kipenzi, who is spunky and always running around her habitat! Fujo plays the role of protective auntie and is always aware of her surroundings.  Alake is the mother of the toddler, Ahadi. Ahadi takes after her laid-back father, but don’t let that fool you! She has a voice and will let you know how she’s feeling.

We invite guests to get to know the crash even better by visiting them behind-the-scenes with our Southern white rhino encounter. You can feel their rough skin and their horns, and ask any questions to the staff that takes care of them daily.

Conservation Threats

Near Threatened

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Natural Habitat

Savannas, forests, river valleys, and marshes

Range

Eastern and southern Africa

Size

Weight: 4,000-6,000 pounds
Height at shoulder: 5-6 feet

Lifespan

25-45 years

Gestation

16 months

Diet Details

Open savannas and grasslands

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