When the name was translated to English, “wide” became “white.” White rhinos have two horns, the foremost being more prominent. Rhino horns grow as much as three inches a year, and have been known to grow up to five feet long. Females use their horns to protect their young, while males use them to battle attackers. They live in grassy plains, tropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas and shrublands.
Look no further. Connect with our amazing animals and learn about the wild places they come from.
Riders will enjoy a 10-minute narrated journey and learn about our Plains animals, greenhouse, gardens, the Zoo’s 15,000-square-foot veterinary hospital, maintenance and commissary departments and other behind-the-scenes operations necessary to run the Zoo. Available mid-March through December, riders will also learn about the Zoo’s animal conservation mission.
Rhinos may be best known for their huge horns, but did you know our rhinos can use this awesome adaptation to paint? Come meet one of our horned pachyderm painters and get a beautiful, one-of-a-kind piece of art! This program is available on select dates in the summer.Learn More
The Animal Amigo program helps care for all of the animals at the Zoo by funding food, medical treatment, equipment, enrichment toys, and habitat improvement for the animals in our care. For a donation of $100 or more, you can sponsor a rhino at the Indianapolis Zoo. You will receive a plush, collector card, certificate and recognition on the Animal Amigo donor board!Learn More