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Black Rhinoceros

About Black Rhinoceros

The black rhinoceros lives in Africa, alongside its less aggressive cousin, the white rhinoceros.

Unlike the white rhino, which will typically run away from threats, the black rhinoceros will often charge towards it at full speed. In the 1960s there were an estimated 100,000 black rhinos living in the wild. Today, after decades of illegal poaching, these numbers have dropped to less than 2,000.

This large animal spends most of its day grazing on the wild grasses that grow in the plains of Africa. Because of its large size, full-grown rhinos have no natural predators.