Black Rhino (Diceros bicornis)



-Has two horns

-Dark grey skin, and tough

-About 5 feet tall

-Ranging from 1,700 to 3,000 pounds

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Tropical and subtropical grasslands




Located in Namibia, Coastal East Africa

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The current population of the black rhino is about 5,000.

From 1970 to 1992 96% of the population was killed.

Suspected Culprits

The human actions endangering the species is called poaching. It's where people kill rhinos in order to collect there horns. They do this because of the high value and high demand for rhino horns. Then sell them for illegal trade. What makes them prone for extinction is that they cannot help being born with horns, and cannot stop people from killing them.

Recovery Plan

The recovery plan for the rhinos is the anti poaching patrols. The people in charge of this are called the WWF. They are supplying the people that are on patrol with better equipped weapons. They are also trying to move the location of the rhinos so they are out of the danger of poachers.

Value and Reward

The values of the rhinos are they are one of the oldest living species. They are also a big source of income from ecotourism. They are valuable to other living things. For example the birds that sit on top of them and eat bugs for food. They also protect living things where they are because of the rhino conservations.


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