Namibia has a population of about 1 750 black rhino, making up more than a third of the world’s global population! But the black rhinos of Namibia are unique, thriving even in a harsh, desert-like landscape. They have evolved to survive without water for several days and have even developed a resistance to the toxic chemicals in the plants that they depend on for survival during long droughts. They also have much bigger ranges than other species of black rhino.
The plight of the rhino has long received world-recognition, but even more so now since the death of Sudan – the world’s last male northern white rhino – just last month.