Black Rhinoceros

Rare Black Rhino Born at Taronga Western Plains Zoo loading...
Rare Black Rhino Born at Taronga Western Plains Zoo
The calf was born on Halloween at Dubbo’s Western Plains Zoo.
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Why Has This Rhino Poaching Trial Been Delayed 17 Times?
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These Badass Women Are Taking on Poachers—and Winning
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Breaking: Pro-Ivory Trade Country’s Change of Heart Upends Elephant Debate
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Triumphant Rhino Transfer Ends in Tragic Conservator Death
Rare black rhinos were recently reintroduced into Rwanda’s iconic national park. Tragically, one has killed a man who was helping protect them.
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Saved Once by Social Media, Rare Rhino’s Luck Runs Out
Groups converged online to save her, but Puntung ultimately had to be euthanised.
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Poachers Kill Rhino in Brazen Attack at French Zoo
A four-year-old rhino was found shot to death with a horn hacked off—a new twist in the ongoing slaughter of the vulnerable animals.
About Black Rhinoceros

Both black and white rhinoceroses are actually grey. They are different not in colour but in lip shape. The black rhino has a pointed upper lip, while its white relative has a squared lip. The difference in lip shape is related to the animals' diets. Black rhinos are browsers that get most of their sustenance from eating trees and bushes. They use their lips to pluck leaves and fruit from the branches. White rhinos graze on grasses, walking with their enormous heads and squared lips lowered to the ground.

Fast Facts 

Common Name: Black Rhinoceros

Scientific Name: Diceros bicornis

Type: Mammals

Diet: Herbivores

Size: Height at shoulder, 4.5 to 6 ft

Weight: 1,760 to 3,080 lbs

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