At Gulf Breeze Zoo, we have two types of rhinoceros in our collection. The Greater One-horned Rhino and the Southern White Rhino. We currently have a very successful breeding program with our white rhinos and hope to do the same with the Greater One-horned rhino now that we have Soman, who made the Gulf Breeze Zoo his home recently. Two white rhino babies have been born here: Katana in 2018 and Kalibur in 2020.
When Katana was only 4 months old, she weighed 300 pounds! Kalibur is no small guy himself and is meeting every development milestone - you should see him in action! Katie, who is Katana and Kalibur's mom along with Khaleesi, another female, and Robbie, a male, also live here at the zoo.
In the Wild
The white rhino is the second largest land mammal. The vast majority of southern white rhinos live in South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Kenya, and they often form groups of up to 14 rhinos, many of which are females with calves, or baby rhinos. Adult males mark one-square-mile territories with piles of dung, and the competition for females can be fierce. There are currently about 20,000 white rhinos in protected areas and private game reserves in Africa.