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Are black rhinos endothermic?
It has no real predators but you could call the humans a predator
The white rhino is bigger than the black rhino
Since 1970, the Black Rhino population, native to southern and east Africa, has declined by 90% to less than 3,000. They are killed primarily for their horns. Trade of Rhinos …has been banned for more than twenty years. Although having banned trading of the species, there still continues to be a great demand for Rhino parts.
Part of the reason is the demand in Asia, where the horn is used in traditional Chinese medicine. A kilogram of rhino horn now goes for $60,000 on the black market. That's $16…10 an ounce for the rhino horn. The rate of their decline is truly astounding: in the decade of the 1970s alone, half the world's rhino population disappeared. Today, less than 15 per cent of the 1970 population remains an estimated 10,000 to 11,000 worldwide.
2.700 black rhinos are left in the world
height: adult = over 5 feet, newborn = 2 feet * weight: adult = 3000 pounds, newborn = 75 - 100 pounds
The black rhinoceros is vertibrate because it does not lay eggs they give births to young ones.
They aren'r really, it's all down to a messed-up translation. In Africa there are two species of rhino, one with a wide mouth and one with a pointy mouth. Wide in afrikaans is… something like "weit", which sounds like white. From there someone came up with the reasoning that "OK, we have two species. If one is is white, the the other must be black". The black rhino might be a tad darker, but in reality basically they're both a kind of muddy grey. A popular theory of the origins of the name "White Rhinoceros" is a mistranslation from Dutch to English. The English word "white" is said to have been derived by mistranslation of the Dutch word "wijd", which means "wide" in English. The word "wide" refers to the width of the rhinoceros' mouth. So early English-speaking settlers in South Africa misinterpreted the "wijd" for "white" and the rhino with the wide mouth ended up being called the White Rhino and the other one, with the narrow pointed mouth, was called the Black Rhinoceros There is no confirmed explanation for why Black Rhinos are called black, but the theory is that since black rhinos are prone to wallowing, when people saw them, coated in dark mud, they thought that they were black in colour. Their actually skin colour is dark grey
Poachers hunted this species to near extinction, for their horn, which was used in quack medicines, and brought an enormous price. The West African race of the black rhino was… recently declared extinct in the wild, but other races are slowly increasing, the wild populatipn was over 4000 in 2008.
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The black rhino lives in sub arabian desert regons. They live near the nugusi desert bushflower as it is there main source of nutrition. this flower is rare and only grows in …south-easten africa, particlarily in kenya.
Poachers have almost eliminated rhinos from the earth. Black and white rhinos are now considered endangered. 90% of the white rhinos were poached in the last 10 years.