Leaves
Leaves

Habitat

Scrubland and grassland.

Wild Diet

Browse leaves and twigs.

Behaviour

Rhinos have poor vision but their hearing is good and they can pick up the quietest sounds by swivelling their cone-like ears. However, it is their sense of smell that they most rely upon for knowledge of their surroundings. 

Breeding

A single calf is born after a gestation of 15-16 months.

Threats

Habitat destruction, hunting and competing species.

Conservation

There are five species of rhino, all of which are endangered, and only intensive management programmes in zoos and national parks will save them from extinction. Trade in rhino horn is banned world-wide.

How do I adopt a Black Rhinoceros?

First choose the adoption package you wish to purchase, see below, and then make your animal selection.

Adoptions apply to the species rather than individual animals. This is because our animals may move to other zoos as part of breeding programmes.

Adopt a cheetah

Adoption Pack - £30

  • An adopter’s certificate
  • A fact sheet about your chosen animal
  • Your name on an adopters plaque displayed in the Zoo for 12 months
  • A thank you letter
  • A photograph of your chosen animal

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Adopt a gorilla

Junior Adoption Gift Box - £55

Includes all items within the adoption pack plus:

  • A soft toy of your chosen animal
  • One junior entrance ticket to Paignton Zoo
  • All packed in a presentation box

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adopt a giraffe

Adult Adoption Gift Box - £60

Includes all items within the adoption pack plus:

  • A Paignton Zoo mug
  • One adult entrance ticket to Paignton Zoo
  • All packed in a presentation box

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Adopt a rhino

Glass Adoption Gift Box - £75

Includes all items within the adoption pack plus:

  • A glass rhino specially created by Teign Valley Glass
  • One adult entrance ticket to Paignton Zoo
  • All packaged in a presentation box

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