Black rhinoceros

Diceros bicornis

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


800 to
1,400 kilos


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.

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