How Many White Rhinos Are Left in The World?
There are just 2 Northern White Rhinoceros Left in the world as of 2022. In Kenya’s Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Najin and Fatu (both females) are constantly protected from poachers.
Sudan (the only surviving male) died on March 19, 2018, ultimately eradicating the subspecies. The northern white rhino was previously common across Central Africa, but alarming rates of illicit horn poaching have already resulted in its (nearly likely) extinction in the wild.
The white rhino is Africa’s third biggest mammal (after the elephant and the hippo), weighing between 1,700 and 2,400 kg.
White rhinos are really grey, not white. The misunderstanding stems from a misunderstanding of the Dutch term ‘wijde,’ which means ‘broad, not white,’ and is used to describe the rhino’s mouth.
The broad mouth is an adaptation that allows them to graze on grass, in contrast to the pointed mouth of the black rhino, which is built for nibbling on leaves, shoots, and twigs.
The Rhino horn is employed in traditional Asian treatments and as a social status symbol.