Rhinoceroses are large, herbivorous mammals identified by their characteristics horned snouts. Rhinos are recognized by their massive bodies, stumpy legs and by horns. There are 5 species of Rhinos. There are 30000 Rhinos are left in the World. India is having only about 2600 Rhinos and Assam is the home to the largest population of Rhinos. Mysuru Zoo has Indian Rhino and Southern White Rhinos. Habitat loss and poaching for horns are the major threats for Rhinos. In 2010, World Wildlife Fund WWF declared WORLD RHINO DAY to save the remaining Rhinos.
To contribute to this world wide celebration Mysuru Zoo has taken initiatives to celebrate the WORLD RHINO DAY in a befitting manner. In this regard, Zoo is organizing enrichment programme for Rhinos. Visitors can observe Rhino feeding at 10.00 a.m. on 22nd Sept. 2019. The General Public and Rhino enthusiast are requested to avail this opportunity while visiting the Zoo.
Executive Director, Mysuru Zoo