Considerations for Health and Welfare

In captivity Black rhinos occasionally display unusual disease syndromes not described in the wild. Black rhinos appear to be more susceptible to a variety of diseases. Regarding illness the behavioural repertoire of rhinos is often quite limited. Depression, inappetence and loss of body condition are often the only signs of major disease problems. In thes pages, basics of medical procedures, diseases and disorders concerning the Black rhino are described.

Young Black rhino at Chester Zoo.

Young Black rhino at Chester Zoo.

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