Three out of the world’s five rhino species are in critical danger – and the Javan Rhino and Sumatran Rhino are dangerously close to being lost forever. All five species are under threat from habitat destruction and illegal poaching.
Taronga provides expertise and support to in-situ conservation projects around the world. The Zoo is also a founding member of the International Rhino Foundation (IRF) and continues to support many of its activities today in both Asia and Africa.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo holds one of the most significant groups of rhinos in the world. We have 15 rhinos – including Black, Greater One-Horned and White Rhinos – and our expertise in managing these species means we’re now playing a leading role in their conservation worldwide.