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Eastern black rhinoceros

Africa·Mammal

The black rhino ranges in color from dark brown to dark gray. Skin color depends on the color of the soil where the rhino lives and how much the animal likes to wallow in the mud. The black rhino’s upper lip is pointed and prehensile which helps it grab twigs and brush while browsing. Rhinos are known for being extremely aggressive in the wild. They may charge if they sense a threat, but have occasionally been seen charging trees or boulders due to poor eyesight.

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  • Eastern black rhinoceros
  • Conservation StatusCritically Endangered
  • Life span35-40 years
  • Body size1,700-3,000 lbs.
    4.5-6 ft
  • Native habitat Dry savanna of dry brush country of Africa
  • DietTwigs, legumes
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