Hima, the African white rhinoceros who has captured the hearts of many, is celebrating a significant milestone. This gentle giant is turning 27 years old, marking an important chapter in her life and highlighting the ongoing conservation efforts to protect her species.

Meet Hima: The Gentle Giant

The African white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) is one of the most iconic and majestic creatures found in Africa. Known for their impressive size and distinctive horns, these rhinos are unfortunately also one of two rhinos species on the continent. Hima, a 27-year-old white rhino residing at Taman Safari Bali, symbolizes hope and resilience in the face of these challenges.

Despite their name, white rhinos are not actually white. The name “white” is believed to be a mistranslation of the Dutch word “wijde,” referring to the rhino’s wide mouth. These magnificent creatures are currently classified as Near Threatened by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), primarily due to poaching and habitat loss.

The Conservation Status of African White Rhinos

White rhinos are listed as Near Threatened (NT) by the IUCN. Illegal poaching for their horns, highly valued in certain cultures, has dramatically declined their population. However, thanks to extensive conservation and anti-poaching efforts, the population of mature white rhinos has seen some recovery.

Despite this progress, many white rhinos still live in sanctuaries, conservation areas, and breeding programs designed to ensure their survival.

Breeding Program at Taman Safari Bali

Breeding white rhinos in captivity poses significant challenges. At Taman Safari Bali, veterinarians and caretakers are dedicated to facilitating the breeding process. They provide supplemental nutrition to boost the rhinos’ health and increase their chances of successful reproduction. This proactive approach aims to support the recovery of the white rhino population.

White rhinos are the second-largest land mammals after elephants. Despite their imposing size, they are gentle and prefer solitude. Their territorial nature often contrasts with their calm demeanor. Experience white rhinos up close in their natural habitat by visiting Hima at Taman Safari Bali.

Visit Hima at Taman Safari Bali

Don’t miss the chance to celebrate Hima’s birthday and learn more about white rhinos. Taman Safari Bali offers an engaging and educational experience, allowing visitors to connect with wildlife and understand the importance of conservation efforts.

To make your visit even more enjoyable, take advantage of our special discounts by booking your tickets directly through our website. Celebrate with us and contribute to the conservation of these incredible animals!


By visiting Hima and other wildlife at Taman Safari Bali, you support the vital conservation work that helps protect endangered species and their habitats. Join us in celebrating Hima’s special day and become a part of the journey to preserve these magnificent creatures for future generations.