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Black Rhino

By Grayson Ball


Classification and Description • Diceros Bicorornis • Mammal • 700-3,000 lbs.; 3½ - 5½ ft. tall • Gray skin, huge body, thick legs


Biome • Africa • Edge of forest • Waterhole • Does not migrate


Life Cycle

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Adaptations • Hooked lips • Charge, low pitch sound • Nearsighted; birds • Excellent sense of smell


Reasons for Endangered Status • Poachers • Killed for keratin • No natural predators • Population declined by 75,000


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Conservation 1,900 in wild Cut off horns Breeding programs Educate others; raise money


Resources

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Black Rhino