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Zoo Temporarily Closed
As a precautionary measure against COVID-19, the Kansas City Zoo is temporarily closing beginning Wednesday, March 18. More info.
The black rhinoceros can be distinguished by its pointed, prehensile upper lip; white rhinoceros have square lips. Black Rhino populations are tragically listed as Critically Endangered due to the illegal trade in its horn for traditional medicine. Fetching tens of thousands of dollars and promoting the poaching of this enigmatic species. You can find our black rhinos near the chimpanzee’s in Africa.