1900, the southern white rhino was almost extinct.
Just one population of 20 to 30 animals remained in
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. However this species has been a
conservation success story, and after many successful reintroductions
there are now over 17,000 individuals in the wild. Around 93% of
these live in South Africa, and the Kruger population alone is
estimated at 7,000.