The North Carolina Zoo is temporarily suspending operations
effective March 17 until further notice. More information.
Rhinoceros are facing extinction across the world due to poaching and habitat loss. The North Carolina Zoo is helping rhino conservation efforts in Namibia by equipping conservation staff on the ground with technology to more easily collect information on threats to rhinos, which in turn enable protected area managers to make better informed decisions about how best to protect wildlife. In addition, zookeeper-led events like Bowling for Rhinos raise funds for rhino conservation efforts all over the world. You can read more about the Zoo’s work on wild rhinos below, under related resources.
The rhinos participate in their own preventative health care through training. The keepers and veterinarians can draw blood, perform ultrasounds, and check their teeth safely because of this training. Living on a 40-acre mixed species habitat provides ample space to roam and other species to interact with.
This species is cooperatively managed as part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' Species Survival Plan program program. This program is responsible for developing a Breeding and Transfer Plan for each species in the program.