Black rhinoceros’s description
Like every rhinoceros, my sight is very bad ! That’s why I am thought to be aggressive, in case of any doubt, I dive towards the threat at a speed that can sometimes reach up to 50kph ! In constrast, I have a very developped sense of smell and an excellent ear.
Close to extinction
3.5 to 3.8 meter long
Where do I live ?
I can mostly be seen in South-Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Kenya.
Which threats ?
I am mainly threatened by poachers who kill me to take my horn and sell it on the asian market. It is simultaneously used as a material in ornamental sculpting and as a precious ingredient in traditional medicine.
Kiwiwho’s word to save the black rhinoceros
To protect me, the trade of my horns has already been forbidden, I am mainly hunted because of these. Unfortunately, I will be killed as long as there will be a demand in Asia. Thankfully, teams of rangers are trained to protect me.
You too, help us to raise awareness about black rhinoceros’s fate !