3 rhinos are killed every day. One every 8 hours.
At this rate, time is almost up.
Down to 5
There used to be nearly 100 species of rhino. Now there are only 5, and they're hanging on by a thread.
A Costly Mistake
Reaching up to 4 feet in length, their horn is their signature feature. But at the base of that fierce-looking spear is a tender face. While the rhino is still alive poachers ruthlessly hack off its horn. Part of their face goes with it, leaving the animal to suffer and die. One rhino horn can garner millions of dollars on the black market. It’s worth more than gold or cocaine. But what a cruel joke: rhino horn is just keratin—the same as your hair and fingernails.
Northern white rhinos left on the planet.
Race Against Time
Poaching has devastated wild rhino populations, and now it’s a race against time to save these magnificent giants. Rhinos are critically endangered. African populations of rhinos have been decimated, with some species hovering on the brink of extinction. One subspecies, the Northern White Rhino, is functionally extinct, with 2 living animals surviving—but neither able to breed.
Together, we can
turn things around.™
turn things around.™
The number of rhinos born in our breeding programs. A record for the most born in a zoo.
Science to the Rescue
While all rhino species are critically endangered, the northern white rhino has suffered worst of all. Decades of rampant poaching have left just 2 on Earth. None are able to breed, but we have a plan to bring them back.
Calves depend on their moms for up to 4 years, making poaching of young mothers doubly devastating as their orphaned babies often die, too.
San Diego Zoo Global has the most successful rhino breeding program of its kind in the world. Generous donations from friends like you built the Nikita Kahn Rhino Rescue Center at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. This one-of-a-kind sanctuary is home to 6 rescued rhinos, and is dedicated to the conservation and reproduction of white rhinos. With help from our Frozen Zoo® and surrogate southern white rhino moms, we are embarking on a cutting-edge program to bring the northern white rhino back from the brink of extinction. Will you help us?
What You Can Do, Right Now
Give $30 today and provide a week of anti-poaching patrols to keep rhinos safe.