Black Rhino (Dicero Bicorncis)
The Black Rhino is a large charcoal grey mammal that has múltiple horns. Usually 2 or 3.
Adult Black Rhino
Map of Rhino Population
The Black Rhino is usually seen in Africa, mostly the east coast. The Black Rhinos main hábitat is around the subtropical grasslands of Coastal East Africa. The current number of the Black Rhino population world wide is estimad at about five-thousand.
The Black Rhino is in critical endangered state due to illegal hunting for its horn which is really expensive. One of the characteristics that make it prone to exctinction is that it is a solitary animal, and also one of the most easily angered animals.
To cut down illegal poaching, many organizations are funding extra poaching patrols. Along with this organizations are starting to map the places where rhinos were last seen.
Making a Difference for Rhino Conservation
If the Black Rhino could be saved it would be like saving a living fossil, because rhinos are one of the most ancient mammals on the planet. Black Rhinos are also a major source of income for tourist sites in Coastal Africa.