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Wednesday, 22 February 2017   /   published in Rhinos

Where do Rhinos Live?

White rhinos mainly live in South Africa but they have also been reintroduced to Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe. Southern white rhinos have been introduced to Kenya, Zambia, and Cote d’Ivoire. The black rhino is concentrated in South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, and Kenya. There are a few between Cameroon and Kenya.

Rhinos have become victims of organized crime.

In the wild, the adult black or white rhino has no predators except for humans. Rhinos are hunted and killed for their horns. The major demand for rhino horn is in Asia, where it is used in ornamental carvings and traditional medicine. Rhino horn is touted as a cure for hangovers, cancer, and impotence.  Their horns are not true horns; they are actually made of keratin—the same material that makes up our hair and nails.  It cures nothing.

Habitat loss is also a major threat to rhinos.

As human populations rise and cities grow, logging, agriculture, roads, and settlements destroy rhino habitats.13


  • Provide Sanctuary– support building of strongholds
  • Engage the Public– Spread awareness
  • Recruit wildlife Scouts—AWF recruits and trains wildlife scouts who protect rhinos from poachers
  • Work with the Legal System—a comprehensive plan is needed to save the rhino
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