Nkonzo Wildlife Research is studying the behavioral ecology of white rhinos on free-roaming reserves and properties in the Fynbos Biome through bull dominance, resource guarding, territoriality, and home range movement. This project started in 2016 and analyses the group dynamics and preferences of wild populations of white rhinos to determine a behavioral carrying capacity and develop the “ideal population model” for the species under the unique environmental constraints of the Fynbos.
Ceratotherium simum: Ceratotherium from the Greek "cerato", meaning "horn" and "thorium", meaning "wild beast" and "simum" from the Greek simus, meaning "flat nosed."
Weight: 4,000-6,000 lbs (1,800 - 2,700 kg)
Height: 5 – 6 feet (1.5 – 1.8 m) tall at shoulder
Length: 12.5-15 feet (3.8 - 5m) length of head and body
Did you know that white rhinos are the most social of all rhino species?