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Rhinoceros often colloquially abbreviated rhino, is a group of five extant species of odd-toed ungulates in the family rhinocerotidae. Two of these species are native to Africa and three to southern Asia. Three of the five species—the Javan, Sumatran and Black Rhinoceros—are critically endangered. The greater, one-horned Indian Rhinoceros is endangered, with fewer than 2,700 individuals remaining in the wild. The White is registered as "vulnerable", with approximately 17,500 remaining in the wild, as reported by the International Rhino Foundation.

Black Rhino Facts

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 similar color.

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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