The habitat of the Greater One-horned Rhinoceros is shrinking, but within the few areas in India where they remain, populations are on the rise. This is largely due to anti-poaching patrols in protected areas. However, the increased population pressure causes rhinos to wander outside protected areas in search of new habitat.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo is active in conservation breeding programs for the White Rhino and Black Rhino as well as the Greater One-horned Rhino. In 2008, the world’s first IVF Black Rhino embryo was produced at Taronga Western Plains Zoo with the help of partners, the Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Berlin.
Asian Rhino Project (ARP) is a non-profit, volunteer organisation raising awareness and support for the three Asian rhinoceros species. The ARP was founded in 2003 by Kerry Crosbie and a small group of fellow zoo keepers.