White rhinoceros, Ceratotherium simum. Captive. Blair Drummond Safari Park, Scotland. Up-close.
White rhino in the wild are being killed by poachers at an unsustainable rate to satisfy demand from the illegal asian market for rhino horn. Urgent and effective conservation action is required. If we cannot save a species as iconic as the rhino, what hope have we got for any other species?
To read more about the efforts to reduce rhino poaching, see Chopping off the rhino’s horn and the war on wildlife crime.
To see more images of, and information on, the conservation status of white rhino, see Rhino!