Black rhinos are the smaller of the two African rhino species. It differs from the white rhino being a browser of shrubs and trees, rather than a grazer of grasses. To grip this food it has a hooked lip. Unfortunately the black rhino populations in the wild are under threat, the numbers dropping by 98% due to illegal hunting and habitat loss. Currently only ca. 5,000 black rhinos survive in the wild.
- Up to 1.4 tonnes!
- A browser - eating twigs, leaves and thicker shoots.
- Max 55 km/hr
- Typically thick scrub, but wide-ranging so long as enough food to browse
- Giant single horn (made of keratin) which is used to defend territories and any other intruder