White Rhino Adoption
At-a-glance: Rhinos are the second largest land mammal and white rhinos are the largest of the rhinos. But they're not actually white: the name is believed to come from a mistranslation of the Afrikaans word weit, meaning wide, which refers to their extra wide mouths that facilitate grazing and distinguish them from other rhinos. Their two horns consist of hardened strands of keratinized fibers, much like the fibers in human fingernails, and their skin is very thick and almost hairless. They keep it protected and cool by wallowing in mud.
Conservation status: Near Threatened
Omaha Zoo location: Pachyderm Hill
Adoption Benefits
Donation Information
$ 25.00
$ 50.00
$ 125.00
$ 250.00
$ 500.00
$ 1,000.00

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