Zoo Zone

May 09, 2001

What's for dinner?

White rhinos eat grass and shrubs.

Using Your Senses...

Rhinoceros have very poor vision and rely heavily on their senses of smell and hearing. Rhinos are the third largest land mammal (only African and Asian elephants are larger). Currently, there are five species: white, black, Indian, Javan, and Sumatran.

Wild facts

Do you know?

How long can a white rhino go without a trip to the watering hole?

Answer: The white rhino can survive for 3-4 days between watering hole visits.

Learn more!

Visit the white rhinos at Base Camp: Rhino opening May 26th at The Baltimore Zoo.

Read "Horses and Rhinos: What They Have In Common" by Sara Swan Miller.

wild facts:

1. Rhino horns are not made of bone. They are made of keratin - the same material as fingernails and hair.

2. The hump on a rhinos neck holds a huge ligament which helps to support its massive head.

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