Black rhino


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AKA The hook-lipped rhino
Height 1.6m
Weight 900 - 1,350kg
Rhino fact Black rhino are most active during the night-time when most of their foraging and drinking is done.
Rhino fun fact Black rhinos tend to be solitary in the wild. They are also known for being the shyer and more aggressive of the two African species.

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Conservation Status
Critically endangered
Between 5,040 and 5,458
Scientific Name
Diceros Bicornis
Current Range
Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, Malawi
Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands; Deserts and Xeric Shrublands