The white and the rarer black rhinos can be found in the park. The larger white rhino with its two distinctive horns is a grazer, preferring the shorter grasses of the plains. There are around 7,000 white rhino in Kruger, and most can be found in the southern half of the park.
The rarer black rhino is more elusive and their numbers a lot lower, around 400. Although poaching is still a major concern, numbers are slowly rising due to the work of conservationists intent on saving the critically endangered species from extinction. It is very rare to see a black rhino. They are very shy and prefer to hide in the thickets and bushy areas where they can graze in peace.