With a love for red apples, a knack for painting, and a gentle personality that was one-in-a-million, Nola was an icon and matriarch of our San Diego Zoo Safari Park family.
Sadly, November 22, 2015, was the day we lost our beloved Nola, one of only 4 northern white rhinos left on the planet. It was one of the most devastating days for millions of her fans around the globe and all of us at San Diego Zoo Global. Now, with only 3 of these rhinos left in the world, the northern white rhino is the most endangered animal on Earth.
Rhinos are dying at an alarming rate—3 rhinos are slaughtered every day. Tragically, their horn is hacked off and sold on the black market while the animal is left to die.
If we don’t act now, these gentle giants will be lost forever.
San Diego Zoo Global is leading the fight to save these critically endangered species—but we need your help! We've built a Rhino Rescue Center at the Safari Park, dedicated to the conservation and reproduction of white rhinos. Now we must begin creating new technologies and discovering alternative methods of assisted reproduction to ensure sustainable white rhino populations in the future.
Bringing species back from the brink of extinction is our mission. Your support has helped us save other species like the giant panda, California condor, and Przewalski's horse.
Now it's vital that we work together to save Nola’s family before it's too late!