White Rhinoceros Facts

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Published on December 17, 2022 | Animal, Animals, Conservation, Nature, Wildlife

Did you know that White Rhino is not actually white? And also, what they are currently facing?

Near Threatened status by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)? In this article, we will share some conservation facts about White Rhinos.

Near Threatened Conservation Status (NT)

Due to the decline of their population, the White Rhino is currently listed by the IUCN as a Near Threatened (NT) animal species. However, despite their current NT status, the adult White Rhino has fortunately seen a population increase due to many conservation and anti-poaching efforts created to help their preservation.

Due to White Rhino conservation status, many of the adult White Rhinos are now kept in protection, conservancies and captivity.

Why the decline?

Historically, the White Rhino has been the subject of rampant poaching and hunting due to their elusive horn. They are naturally timid animals and live in packs making them easy targets for illegal hunting. Other factors that contribute to their decline is habitat loss, due to advancing agriculture, and settlements.

Breeding Program in Bali Safari Park

White Rhinoceros have difficulty breeding in captivity. Therefore, our veterinarian facilitate their breed by supplementing their diet to increase their libido and increase the likelihood of them breeding. Bali Safari Park has taken the initiative to help restore the White Rhinoceros population by creating a breeding program.

White Rhinos are the second-largest land mammals, right after Elephants. Prefer to be left alone and are very territorial in that sense despite their size, they’re actually gentle animals. Have you seen a White Rhino in person?

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