Photo Credit – Cal Bailey
These large herbivorous mammals are among some of the most threatened species on the planet. The black rhino is so critically endangered, there are fewer than 5,000 in Africa, where conservationists are doing everything they can to save them from extinction.
Rhinos have been hunted for many years because their horns are believed to contain ‘healing properties’ and are therefore worth a fortune on the black market. Poaching is still a major problem, despite valiant efforts by local conservationists to protect them.
If you want to see these magnificent beasts in their natural habitat, here are five top spots in Africa where you might find them.