Welcome to the website for the EAZA (European Association of Zoos and Aquaria) Best Practice Guidelines for Black Rhinos (Diceros bicornis michaeli).
On the pages of this website you will find information on Black rhinos in the field and guidelines for their care in captivity. This information is also available as a pdf document that you can download here.
There are currently 66 Black rhinos (31.12.2013) in EAZA collections across Europe. These are managed as an EEP (European Endangered species Programme) which is the most intensive type of population management for a species kept in EAZA zoos. The persons responsible for this EEP are Dr Mark Pilgrim and Becca Biddle at Chester Zoo. It is their responsibility to ensure all information on the status of all the animals in the EEP is up to date, to produce a studbook annually, and to carry out demographical and genetical analyses and produce a plan for the future management of the species.