You’ll find our majestic herd of eastern black rhinos in our Tsavo habitat.

There were once thousands in Africa but they’ve been relentlessly hunted by poachers in the last century, and today there are as few as 500 left in the wild - so few that they’re classified as critically endangered.

We're fighting for their survival in the wild by helping set up projects to monitor rhino numbers and educate communities in Kenya and Tanzania to protect them. 

Our eastern black rhinoceros are listed on the European Endangered Species Breeding Programme which means we work closely with other zoos to breed more of this valuable species.

You'll find our herd living in small groups. We might place a breeding pair together, or a mother with her young. You might also see a couple of adult females together sometimes with a male.

You may be able to spot on of our handsome males, Kifaru. He's the father of our youngest rhino, Gabe, born here in January 2016, to the female Ema Elsa. Our other young charges are Dakima, born to first-time mum Malindi in March 2013 and Embu, who was burn to mum Zuri in June 2013.

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Interesting facts

Where they live:  Kenya (the majority, 86%, of the population is found in found here) and northern Tanzania, East Africa.

Habitat: Highland forest and savannah 

Length: up to 3.6m     Shoulder height: up to 1.7m

Weight: Up to 1,300kg

Threats: Illegal poaching for their horns