Black Rhino Facts
Black Rhinos are located in Sub-Saharan Africa. The
black rhinoceros is found in African mostly in Kenya
and Tanzania. The Black Rhino lives in the dry grasslands
and feeds on twigs and newly grown shoots. The name
of the black rhinoceros was chosen to distinguish it
from the white rhinoceros. However, they have a very
Rhinos have thick bodies, short legs and and thick
skin, that acts as an armor. Black rhinos are 9.5-10
feet long and weigh up to 1-1 1/4 tons. The black rhinoceros
is much smaller than the white rhinoceros, although
it is still large: it can weigh up to 4,000 pounds,
with a length of 13 feet and height of nearly 6 feet.
Despite their size Rhinos can run up to 30 mph. Black
rhinos are naturally aggressive and unpredictable, they
defend themselves by charging. The Black Rhino tends
to be more solitary than White Rhinos.
The front horn of the black rhinoceros averages 2 feet
in length, although it can reach nearly 5 feet.
The Black Rhinoceros has two horns and are actually
a dark gray, not black. Sharp sense of smell and good
hearing but poor eyesight.
Rhinos wallow in mud to keep themselves cool in the
heat of the day and to provide additional protection
against insects. Black rhinos mark their territory with
dung and urine sprays.
Black Rhinos carry their young for 15 months and give
birth to a single calf at a time.
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