Africa’s majestic rhinos face extinction due to poaching pressure and habitat loss.  More than three rhinos per day are currently being killed to feed the surging black market demand for rhino horn.  Namibia, located along the southwestern coast of Africa, supports over a third of the world’s black rhinos.  This includes the last truly wild population that survives in the northern reaches of the Namib Desert.  Since 2009, the Minnesota Zoo has partnered with Namibian conservation organization, Save the Rhino Trust, Namibia’s Ministry of Environment and Tourism, and local communities to help protect and expand this unique wild rhino population.  The Minnesota Zoo is proud to be part of one of the world’s most successful efforts to save this incredible endangered species.

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