Rhinos at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay


See two different species of rhinos on the Serengeti Plain®

Learn how to spot unique characteristics of the black and white Rhinos.


Southern white rhinos are native to eastern and southern Africa. These massive animals can stand more than 6 feet at the shoulder and weigh as much as 5,000 pounds. Black rhinos are found in bushy plains, rugged hills, and scrublands in isolated areas of Central and South Africa. Black rhinos also are known as the prehensile, or hook-lip, rhinos. This lip is a special tool used for browsing on leaves and twigs.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is now home to a new baby rhino! Winnifred, the newest addition to our Serengeti Plain family, is a southern white rhino already weighing in at more than 200 pounds! Check out the video below and visit Winnifred on our Serengeti Safari tour.®.

Location: Serengeti Plain

  • Serengeti Safari® Tour

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    Be transported to the wild and wonderful world of the Serengeti Plain® on an open-air touring vehicle as your guide shares secrets and stories of this amazing habitat.

    • bullet 30 minute off-road wildlife safari
    • bullet Hand-feed giraffes
    • bullet Must be ages 5 & up to participate
    • bullet Safari vehicle is standing room only

    Grab a spot on a spacious open-air touring vehicle and trek across the wide and wild African Plain on an unforgettable, award-winning Serengeti Safari. While enjoying your safari you'll see fascinating animals like our familiar favorites, zebras, giraffes and ostriches, while learning about other exotic animal species. Reservations are encouraged as space is limited.

    Things to know before you go:
    • Great photo opportunities.
    • Pricing varies, select your date of visit for that day's price.
    • Children must be ages 5 and up to participate. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.
    • Safari vehicle is standing room only.

    Please check in for your safari directly at the Serengeti Outpost in Nairobi (just north of the train station) at least 15 minutes before your scheduled tour time.

    Pass Members save 10% on this experience. Please log in to see discounted pricing. 

    The Serengeti Safari® is subject to availability. Limited quantities are available each day.

    This tour requires guests to stand the full length of the safari and maintain their balance while driving through uneven terrain on the safari vehicle. Wheelchairs may be accommodated if arrangements are made in advance.

    Park admission is not included and is required. Prices listed are per person and do not include tax. Tours must be cancelled a minimum of 24 hours in advance or total payment is forfeited. Tours are non-refundable if guests miss their tour time. If you have any questions or need to adjust your reservation, call (813)884-4FUN(4386). All tours are subject to availability.

    *Animal interactions and program components may vary. All tour components and pricing are subject to change. 

    Hand-feed giraffes*
    Prices starting at
    Guest (ages 5+) $29.00 /ea.
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Ask an Educator about Rhinos

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What is a rhino’s horn made of?

A rhino's horn is not a true horn that is attached to the skull. It grows from the skin and is made up of keratin fibers, the same material found in hair and nails.

How much do black rhinos weigh?

Black rhinos weigh 1,000 to 3,000 pounds.

How do rhinos get their food?

Black rhinos use their prehensile lips to feed on grasses and plants.