The black rhinoceros—especially our own robustly handsome Rudy—may look like a tough customer. Weighing up to 3,000 pounds and shielded by natural armor with that signature two-pronged horn, these powerful pachyderms certainly do appear to be invincible.
In reality, though, the species is on incredibly shaky ground. As a result of poaching and habitat loss, the black rhino is critically endangered, with only about 5,000 individuals left in the wild. With your symbolic adoption of this sensitive savanna dweller, you’re helping us to continue providing world-class care for Rudy—and protecting his counterparts in the wild.