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Rhinos

Meet the BioPark's white rhinoceroses!

Chopper the Rhino

When Visiting...

  • Measure up against the life-size rhino cut-out.

Chopper the rhino calf

Two adult white rhinoceroses (Ceratotherium simum simum) live at the ABQ BioPark Zoo. Meet the ABQ BioPark's rhinoceroses in Africa.

Our Actions Matter

Five species of rhinoceroses exist today, and all of them are rare or endangered. The greatest threats to rhinos are habitat loss and poaching for horns, which are used in Chinese medicine and extremely valuable.

  • The ABQ BioPark is part of the rhinoceros Species Survival Program (SSP). Conservation efforts, including SSPs, have increased the world 's white rhino population to more than 20,000 individuals.
  • Many sanctuaries and national parks are working to protect rhinos. White and black rhinos can be found in places such as the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya, Africa. In Indonesia, Ujung Kulon National Park and Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park provide sanctuary for the Sumatran and Javan rhinos.
  • You can help support rhino conservation by donating to the NM BioPark Society Conservation Fund.