Rhinoceroses are creatures that inhabit the Pride Lands.
During the "Nants Ingonyama" chant in the "Circle of Life" sequence, a rhino is seen rising its head. Some are later seen gathered around Pride Rock as Rafiki presents Simba. Later on, Zazu flies into the behind of a green rhino eating some grass, and a red rhino is seen going left and right when Simba orders it to do so during the "I Just Can't Wait to be King" musical number, and at the end of the sequence, a rhino sits on Zazu, who tells the rhino to get off. Finally, one rhino is seen during the presentation of Simba and Nala's newborn cub near the end of the film.
When Simba sings "We Are One" to his daughter, Kiara, a herd of rhinos are seen as the two lions look over the Pride Lands from a tree. Later on, Kiara, Kovu, Timon, and Pumbaa run into a rhino herd after scaring a flock of birds away. The rhinos react aggressively toward the four, causing them to flee and hide within a nearby cave as the herd races after them. Finally, when Kovu looks back toward the Pride Lands after being sentenced to exile by Simba, a rhino is seen to the right.
Rhinos briefly appear rushing to the presentation of Mufasa and Sarabi's newborn cub Simba, nearly running over Timon and Pumbaa. They are later seen at Pride Rock, glaring at Pumbaa as he nervously passes through them and are among the many animals who pass out after Pumbaa accidentally flatulates in the crowd.
Timon saves Pumbaa from having to fight a rhinoceros for occupation of a mud hole.