Black Rhinocerous

Diceros bicornis

Size: Up to 1.7m high
Habitat: Savanna
Feeding: Herbs and shrubs, sometimes grass

The Black Rhino is a highly endangered species. We have seen them in the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania, in Laikipia, Kenya and in the Masai Mara where these photos were taken.

It is a large animal, but significantly smaller than the White Rhino.

Rhinos are renowned for the two horns on the snout. The front one (up to 75 cms) is longer than one behind. These animals are under threat due to poaching for their horns which are used as medicine in the Far East.

They have a lifespan of 30 - 40 years.









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