The white rhino is split into two subspecies: the southern and the northern white rhino. Due to the vast differences in their endemic regions, including human development and habitat fragmentation, the southern white rhino is considered near threatened with over 20,000 individuals living in the wild, whereas the northern white rhino is critically endangered with only 3 members left, all of which are in captivity.
- Recommended Age: 3+
- Size in cm: 14.5 L x 4.09 W x 6.5 H
- Size in inches: 5.71 L x 1.61 W x 2.56 H
- UPC: 095866270223
White rhinos are currently listed as near threatened, although the northern white rhino subspecies is listed as critically endangered. Most of the remaining white rhinos belong to the southern white rhino subspecies in South Africa, which is also declining. The main threat is poaching to support the horn trade. Conservation efforts include improved field protection and legislation prohibiting poaching and commercial trade in white rhino horns.