The black rhino has a pointed, elongated upper lip, which is so flexible that it enables the giant to skillfully pluck even the smallest of leaves. The vegetarians live in Africa, where they inhabit a territory of up to 40 square kilometers in savannahs as solitary creatures.
East and South Africa
tropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas, bush and desert
Black rhinoceros are plant eaters and feed on leaves, branches and bushes.
approx. 160 cm (shoulder height)
- Gestation period
over 14 months
- Achievable age
up to 35 years in the wild, up to 50 years in human care
Threat Categories of IUCN