Our work with rhinos
Chester Zoo is home to ten eastern black rhinos following the birth of male calf Gabe earlier this year.
These charismatic animals are critically endangered in the wild, which is not only why we’re part of a successful conservation breeding programme at the zoo, we’re also acting for wildlife in Africa to help protect remaining wild populations of the species before it’s too late!
Rhinos are being brutally killed for their horns, which are then being sold on the black market for traditional Asian medicines and for ornaments. Poachers will do anything to get hold of rhino horn and are finding new ways to remove them as quickly as possible to avoid being caught.
Learn more about our fight to protect this species from extinction here.