Date of Discovery
Date of Extiction
The population size began with 65,000 and went down to 2,300, and is now a little over 5,000.
The Black Rhino uses mud as sunscreen and bug repellent. They are herbivores and eat trees, bushes, shrubs, and grasses. The red and yellow-billed ox-peckers are often perched on rhinos. They remove ticks and clean parasites from open wounds. They also act as an alarm when predators are near.
The Rhino is typically solitary and territorial, but they can be semi-social and less aggressively territorial. Bulls live alone unless courting a female. Younger bulls are submissive to older bulls. Females also are solitary unless they have a calf. Rhinos leave scent markings by urinating, defecating, or rubbing their head on things to activate scent glands. Sniffing and snorting are common noises. Grunting is their way of communicating. These massive animals are least active during the hottest parts of the day and seek shade from rocks or trees. They are often found in mud wallows, rolling around. Calves stay with moms until they are 3. Calves reach maturity at 3.5-4 years. Calves may rejoin the mother in the future.
Causes of Extinction
Possible Actions to Stop Extinction
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