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Black Rhinoceros

Zoo Location: Savannah
Black Rhinoceros
Habitat

Scrubland and grassland.

Wild Diet

Browse (leaves and twigs).

Behaviour

Rhinos have poor vision but their hearing is good and they can pick up the quietest sounds by swivelling their cone-like ears. However, it is their sense of smell that they most rely upon for knowledge of their surroundings.

Breeding

A single calf is born after a gestation of 15-16 months.

Threats

Habitat destruction and hunting/poaching.

Conservation

There are five species of rhino, all of which are endangered, and only intensive management programmes in zoos and national parks will save them from extinction. Trade in rhino horn is banned world-wide.

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INFORMATION

  • Latin Name: Diceros bicornis
  • Class: Mammals
  • Order: Perissodactyla
  • Family: Rhinocerotidae
  • Conservation status: Critically Endangered
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