The Black Rhino

black rhino

The black rhino is a huge animal which is described to have a prehistoric kind of appearance. They can be found in the forests or rainforests of Asia and Africa.



They are solitary creatures and will only socialise when a mother raises her calf. It weighs between 750-3,000 pounds. They can be from 4-6ft high and the females are commonly smaller than males. They may be displayed as a different colour than their natural grey after wallowing in the mud and waterholes. Both females and males pick territories and will fight, charging with their horns, to defend it. They are endangered because have no natural predators in the wild and it is humans who hunt them. Today there are fewer than 3,500 rhinos left in the wild.

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