The Black Rhino

why they are endangered

Like other kinds of rhinos, the Black Rhinoceros was hunted for the horns. It is believed that the rhinos' horns can be used for medicine. But, nobody really knows. It became popular to use the horns of the Black Rhinoceros in the handle part of a knife. And people started to sell them at a high price. This is why the number of the Black Rhinoceros dropped to 2,410 in 1995.