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.

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

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.