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The biggest rhino of them all
A gentle giant
We know that rhinos are impressive. But the white rhino is undoubtedly the most impressive of the 7-rhino subspecies that inhabit the savannahs of Africa and Asia. This intimidating giant can weigh up to nearly 3 tonnes. With its 4 metre-long body and its incredible horns, of which the larger of the two measures between 70 centimetres and 1.5 metres, it is hard to imagine that this armoured mountain of muscles is in fact an extremely calm and timid animal!
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Our giraffe calf meets the rhinos
Kimia, our giraffe calf, steps out onto the plain with the white rhinos for the first time! As she makes her entrance, she is surrounded by her own personal bodyguards.
Beauval Nature takes action to protect rhinos in Africa
According to the latest information from the IUCN, the total rhino population in Africa stands at 25,000 individuals. Despite anti-poaching measures, in 2016 nearly 1,200 animals were killed and had their horns removed.
In order to protect this species, the Poaching Prevention Academy (PPA) was created. The objective of the ASF is to offer not only skills and experience, but also equipment and training to local communities, NGOs, and associations that are fighting against poaching.
Satara, a real mother hen
One of Beauval’s white rhinos, Satara, has already given birth to three calves at Beauval: Kanty, Wami, and Hawii.
Heaven help anyone who tries to approach these adorable baby rhinos while their mother is watching over them!
Being extremely protective, she will not hesitate to ward off intruders… whoever they may be!
Learn more about the species