Opinion

Dubbo Zoo chat: Saving the Southern Black Rhinoceros

By Jennifer Hoar
October 18 2023 - 8:00am
Black rhino calf Matobo was born at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in April 2023. Picture by Rick Stevens
Black rhino calf Matobo was born at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in April 2023. Picture by Rick Stevens

Just a few decades ago, thousands of Black Rhinos roamed Africa. They were hunted and poached for their horns in horrifying numbers. Sadly today, only around 6000 remain in the wild.

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