On Saturday 25th September Yorkshire Wildlife Park will be closed to the public due to hosting a special Thank You Event for all the staff at Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals. 

  • Status

    Critically Endangered

  • Size

    Up to 1,350 kg

  • Threat

    Poaching

  • Distribution

    Kenya & Tanzania

  • Diet

    Herbivore

'Into Africa!' is home to Jasper, Makibo and Najuma; three critically endangered Eastern Black Rhinos.

Transport yourself into the heart of Africa right here in Yorkshire. 'Into Africa!' will immerse you with unrivaled 365 degree views of the African plains including the incredible 3-acre Black Rhino reserves.

Where in the park?

Step foot on a safari adventure through the heart of Africa!

Visit Into Africa!

SPECIES

The name Rhinoceros means ‘nose horn’. It comes from the Greek words rhino (nose) and ceros (horn).

Black Rhinoceros have been illegally poached to the brink of extinction due to the demand for their horn, numbers have declined by over 90% over the last three generations.

DID YOU KNOW?

Black Rhinos can run up to 40 miles per hour! They also have poor eyesight and cannot easily detect an observer standing more than 30 metres away. They do, however, have an excellent sense of smell and hearing.

BREEDING

The gestation period (the time between conception and birth) for a female Black Rhino is a very long 15 to 16 months!

POPULATION

Eastern Black Rhinos are the rarest of the three remaining subspecies. Between 1970 and 1992, their population declined by 96% to 2,300 from a devastating period of poaching for their horns which are used to make ornaments as well as for herbal medicine. Demand for Rhino horn is unfortunately still rising. However, thanks to global conservation and anti-poaching efforts, Black Rhino numbers have steadily risen to around 5,000 individuals. The ever important European Breeding Programme currently holds around 100 individuals in various wildlife parks and zoos.

Rhino (CR. Sam M) (1)

Adopt us

Help suport Rhinos care at Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

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Adopt us

Help support Rhinos care at Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

More about adoptions

What's on today

Daily programme

Daily programme at Yorkshire Wildlife Park
Time Event Location
12:45 PM Into Africa! Ranger Talk Into Africa!
3:45 PM Into Africa! Ranger Talk Into Africa!

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