Black Rhinoceros

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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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