Rhinos, Horses & Tapirs

Although looking very different, horses and rhinos are actually quite closely related. They're part of a small group of browsing and grazing mammals that make up the order 'Perissodactyla'.

All animals in this order are large and the group is really diverse. At one end you have the athletic, graceful horses - whilst at the other are the colossal rhinoceroses. Tapirs are the third family in this group. 

Despite the vast differences in how they look Perissodactyls are united by the fact that they all have an odd number of toes. We have five species of Perissodactyls here at the zoo, including Grevy’s zebra and black rhinos.