The coolest animal ever
- Black Rhinos are native to African countries such as Kenya, Tanzania, and South Africa.
- They live in grassland areas, savannahs, and tropical bushland habitats.
- They can also sometimes be found in the desert and in the dry savannah regions of Nambia
- Also found in montane forest in Kenya.
- They love being near water so that they can cool themselves off
What do they Look Like?
- An adult rhino stands at about 60 inches high
- typically they weigh about 2500 lbs.
- The females are smaller than the males
- They have two horns on their skull made of keratrin
- The black rhino is usally always smaller than the whote rhino.
- Their thick layered skin helps to protect them from thorns and sharp grasses, their skin is also prone to ticks.
These animals are highly aggressive, they have the highest rate of mortal combat than any mammal
How is it endangered, and what can we do to stop it?
The horns are also used in traditional chinese medicine to revive camatose patients, facilitate exorcicisms, and other methods for detoxification, cure fevers, and aid male sexual hormones for fertility.
By educating the people who do these illegal activities on the negative imoacts that they are making to this animal population, and punishing them for breaking the law, we can help the Black rhino population to thrive again.
- The black rhinoceros is a herbivore that eats leafy plants, branches, shoots, thorny wood bushes, and fruit.
- The optimum habitat seems to be one consisting of thick scrub and bushland, often with some woodland, which supports the highest densities. Their diet can reduce the amount of woody plants, which may benefit grazers (who focus on leaves and stems of grass), but not competing browsers (who focus on leaves, stems of trees, shrubs or herbs). It has been known to eat up to 220 species of plants
Threats, but hope
- today, there are various threats posed to the black rhinoceros today including habitat changes, alien plant invasions, and competing species. Civil disturbances such as war have made mentionably negative effects on the black rhinoceros populations in since the 1960s in countries including, but not limited to, Chad, Cameroon, Rwanda, Mozambique, and Somalia.
- But there seems to be hope for the black rhinoceros in recovering their gametes from dead rhinos in captivity.