Range use and terrain preference of adult Southern white rhinoceros

The Southern white rhinoceros, although an iconic species for tourism, is still a threatened species. Although occurring across South Africa, these charismatic animals are found on private reserves which tend to be smaller than government game reserves. The small size of the private reserves allows conservation managers to have an intimate knowedge about the white rhino roaming on their property. The range use and terrain preference can provide insight into the carrying capacity and future management of the species. 

 

Southern white rhinoceros