Scientific Name: Ceratotherium simum

Found In: Southern Africa and Democratic Republic of the Congo

Size: Adult males weight between 4409-7937 lbs. and females weigh between 3086-3748 lbs.

Diet: Herbivore: White rhinos are grazers, feeding on large quantities of grasses.

Threat Level: Near Threatened – The southern white has fallen victim to poachers who sell its horn for medicinal or ornamental purposes.

Facts: White rhinos aren’t white. The ‘white’ is taken from the Afrikaans word ‘weit’ meaning ‘wide’ – they were describing the rhino’s mouth.

Virginia Zoo Rhinos: half-sisters Bora and Zina, male Sibindi