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  Rhinoceros - MSN Encarta
As a result of illegal trade in rhinoceros horn and habitat destruction, the populations of the fl, Sumatran, and Javan rhinos have suffered a sharp decline in recent years, and are now close to extinction in the wild.
The fl rhinoceros feeds on leaves and twigs, while the white rhinoceros is the world’s biggest grazing animal, living almost entirely on low-growing grass.
Black rhinos were once found in many parts of Africa south of the Sahara Desert, but unrestrained hunting in the last half of the 20th century caused the population to collapse by more than 90 percent.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761552776/Rhinoceros.html   (716 words)

 Denver Zoo: Animal Description: Black Rhinoceros
The fl rhinoceros is approximately 12 feet long with a shoulder height of 5½ feet.
Black rhinoceros are still found in eastern and southern Africa where they inhabit the transitional zone between grassland and forest, generally in thick brush and acacia scrub.
The fl rhinoceros is a highly endangered animal still poached today for its horns which are used for medicinal remedies and decorative dagger handles.
www.denverzoo.org /animals/blackRhino.asp   (239 words)

 Black rhinoceros - Diceros bicornis: More Information - ARKive
Black rhinoceros are in fact grey in colour and are distinguished from the other African species (which is also grey) the white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum), by its pointed, prehensile upper lip; white rhinoceros have square lips (2).
Black rhinoceros have been poached to the brink of extinction due to the demand for their horn, both for use in Chinese traditional medicine and for traditional dagger handles in Yemen, the demand for which exploded in the 1970s due to the increased income of oil-rich Gulf States (3).
It is estimated that between 1970 and 1992, around 96% of the fl rhinoceros population was lost (5).
www.arkive.org /species/GES/mammals/Diceros_bicornis/more_info.html   (754 words)

 Black Rhinoceros   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Contrary to what the name would lead you to believe, the fl rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis michaeli) has a slate-gray, very thick skin, heavily folded round the neck and is hairless except for the tip of the tail and the edges of the ears, which are fringed with thick bristles.
Black rhinos live in open tree and bush savanna, thorn scrub and lower slopes of mountains.
Rhinoceros feed mainly in early morning and late afternoon and frequently drink at night.
www.geocities.com /RainForest/4881/b_rhino.htm   (352 words)

 Rhinoceros   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The white rhinoceros is larger than the fl, weighing between two and half and five and a half tons.
The fl rhinoceros is the smaller species, weighing only one to one and a half tons.
Black rhinos are found in Amboseli, the Aberdares, Maasai Mara, Mount Kenya, Nairobi National Park, Samburu, and Tsavo.
www.jambokenya.com /jambo/fauna/rhino.htm   (170 words)

The Rhinoceros is a huge animal that ranks as one of the largest land creatures.
The fl rhinoceros has a front horn that is sometimes as much as 31/2 feet (107 centimeters) long.
The Indian rhinoceros is Rhinoceros unicornis; the Javan is R. sondaicus; the Sumatran is Dicerorhinus sumatrensis; the fl is Diceros bicornis; the white is Ceratotherium simum.
tourkenya.5u.com /RHINOCEROS.html   (1037 words)

 Rhinoceros; Rhinoceroses breed throught the year.
The Black Rhinoceros of the Central and Southern African savannas is smaller than the white rhinoceros, standing about five and a half feet.
The rhinoceros is colored a slate gray to a yellowish- brown.
The fl rhinoceros could once be found in Africa, south of the Sahara Desert, in bush country, grasslands and open forests.
www.planet-pets.com /plntrhno.htm   (460 words)

 African Wildlife Foundation: Wildlives
The rhinoceros is a large, primitive-looking mammal that in fact dates from the Miocene era millions of years ago.
The fl, or hooked-lipped, rhino, along with all other rhino species, is an odd-toed ungulate (three toes on each foot).
The fl rhino is a browser, with a triangular-shaped upper lip ending in a mobile grasping point.
www.awf.org /wildlives/5   (774 words)

 Black Rhinoceros
Despite their name, fl rhinos are actually grey in colour, just like white rhinos, but because they love to take a daily mud bath in fl or dark brown marshy areas, they sometimes look fl.
Black rhinos do not have a particular mating season, although peaks occur at different times of the year in different areas.
Black rhinos have been hunted to near extinction, with populations declining extremely rapidly during the second half of the last century.
www.wildinfo.com /facts/Rhinoceros.asp?page=/facts/Rhinoceros.asp&i_id=331   (601 words)

 Black Rhinoceros -- Pictures, Animal Facts, Habitats, Video, Sound, Wallpaper -- National Geographic
Black rhinos are browsers that get most of their sustenance from eating trees and bushes.
Black rhinos feed at night and during the gloaming hours of dawn and dusk.
The fl rhino once roamed most of sub-Saharan Africa, but today is on the verge of extinction due to poaching fuelled by commercial demand.
www3.nationalgeographic.com /animals/mammals/black-rhinoceros.html   (498 words)

 The Duck's Black Rhinoceros Page:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The confusion is because the Dutch settlers in east Africa, where rhinoceros live, called the larger one "weit," meaning "wide," which was understood by the English settlers as "white."
The fl rhinoceros lives in the bushy savanna or around the rivers of east Africa.
Black rhinoceros reproduce at any time during the year.
www.geocities.com /RainForest/3785/blackrhinoceros.html   (230 words)

 Lady Wildlifes Rhinocero's Page
The fl rhinoceros is in fact gray and often assumes the color of the soil in which it wallows.
The fl rhino feeds at dawn and dusk, sleeping in the shade or n the mud wallow during the hottest hours.
A fl rhino calf follows its mother while she clears a path through dense cover, but a young white rhino is more likely to run ahead.
ladywildlife.com /animal/rhinoceros.html   (808 words)

The Black Rhino: The fl, or hooked-lipped rhino, along with all other rhino species, is an odd-toed ungulate (three toes on each foot).
Both the fl and white rhino have two horns, the longer of which sits at the front of the nose.
In the wild, the adult fl or white rhino has no true natural predators and, despite its size and antagonistic reputation, it is extremely easy for man to kill.
www.sa-venues.com /wildlife/wildlife_rhino.htm   (739 words)

 CRES Projects: Black Rhinoceros Conservation Research in Southern Africa
Moreover, when fl rhinos are released at new sites it is best that they establish home ranges and normal behavior patterns as soon as possible to reduce the probability of death or injury resulting from fighting, accidents, or stress.
Observations of these fl rhinos revealed how they organize themselves on the landscape, respond to the removal of neighboring rhinoceroses, settle into new habitat, establish home ranges after release, and how their behavior might be managed by spreading dung in the emptied and receiving habitats.
This important work suggests that fl rhinos feeding may maintain favored woody plants at the preferred browsing height and indicates that removals of fl rhinos from donor reserves may need to be carefully distributed across the landscape to maintain browsing pressure.
cres.sandiegozoo.org /projects/sp_black_rhinos.html   (350 words)

 Black Rhino and Trade
In earlier times, when rhinoceros picked up a hunterþs scent, it probably had enough time to escape, and when it was warned by the tickbird, the hunter was in great peril.
The presently living rhinoceros are well defined group of animals whose members closely resemble each other, in spite of the fact that two of the species live on the Africa continent and three in Asia.
The African rhinoceros from a separate branch (subfamily Dicerotinae) which includes the present-day fl rhinoceros, which originally fed on foliage, and the square-lipped rhinoceros which is more highly evolved grass-eater.
www.american.edu /projects/mandala/TED/rhinoblk.htm   (5627 words)

 Rhinoceros - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A male rhinoceros is called a bull, a female a cow, and the young a calf; a group of rhinoceros is called a "crash".
Rhinoceros horns are used in traditional Asian medicine, and for dagger handles in Yemen and Oman.
None of the five rhinoceros species have secure futures; the White Rhinoceros is perhaps the least endangered, the Javan Rhinoceros survives in only tiny numbers (estimated at 60 animals in 2002) and is one of the two or three most endangered large mammals anywhere in the world.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rhinoceros   (958 words)

 Black Rhino Information
In 1970, it was estimated that there were approximately 65,000 Black Rhinos in Africa but by 1992-93, there were only 2,300 surviving in the wild.
Black Rhinoceros: Not fl at all, the Black Rhino probably derives its name as a distinction from the White Rhino (itself a misnomer) and/or from the dark-colored local soil covering its skin from wallowing.
Prehensile-Lipped Rhinoceros: The upper lip of the Black Rhino who is a browser is adapted for feeding from trees and shrubs and is the best distinguishing characteristic.
www.rhinos-irf.org /rhinoinformation/blackrhino/index.htm   (278 words)

 Animal Bytes: Rhinoceros   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The wide mouth of the white rhino is perfect for grazing on grasses, while the more narrow, prehensile lip of the fl rhino is great for pulling leaves and shrubs into its mouth.
Sumatran rhinoceros Dicerorhinus sumatrensis— This is the smallest and hairiest of the rhinos.
The first fl rhino born at the San Diego Zoo was named Werikhe in honor of Michael Werikhe, “the rhino man.” Mr.
dev.sandiegozoo.com /animalbytes/t-rhinoceros.html   (974 words)

 UNEP-WCMC - Black Rhinoceros   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
In the early 1970s there was a dramatic increase in the demand for rhinoceros horn for use as dagger handles in North Yemen.
The ready acceptance of the new handles as alternatives to rhinoceros horn may be due to the fact that they are not made from artificial substances or materials newly introduced to Yemen.
At least 70kg of raw rhinoceros horn was smuggled into Yemen during 1994, representing the death of a minimum of 24 rhinos (Bradley-Martin and Vigne, 1995).
www.unep-wcmc.org /species/data/species_sheets/blackrhi.htm   (810 words)

 Black Rhinocerus
The rhinoceros has thick skin and a distinctive horn that grows in the in the middle of their nose.
The fl rhinoceros is found in grasslands or woodlands.
Rhinoceros' are herbivores, and therefore feed on food sources such as grasses, leaves and small branches.
www.africanfauna.com /blackrhinocerus.php   (439 words)

 Ecobeetle's Endangered Species-Black Rhinoceros-Pictures,Links,Conservation,Information,Facts,Books
The fl rhinoceros is classified as a critically endangered species due to a reduction of at least 80% of the fl rhinoceros population over the last 50 years.
The eastern fl rhinoceros is one of four sub-species; about 500 eastern; 1500 south central or southern, 740 southwestern, and 10 western fl rhinos, all living in Africa.
Black rhinos are endangered primarily as a result of poaching of their horns as an ingredient in traditional medicines in Asia and as a ritual dagger handle by young men in Yemen.
www.ecobeetle.com /rhino.htm   (416 words)

 WWF - Black rhinoceros
Even fl rhinos, largely solitary animals, were so plentiful that it was not unusual to encounter dozens of them in a single day.
The fl rhinoceros has two horns, although occasionally a third small posterior horn is present.
The species is distinguished from the white rhino by a prehensile upper lip (hence the alternative name of hook-lipped rhino), which it uses to feed on twigs of woody plants and a variety of herbaceous plants.
www.panda.org /about_wwf/what_we_do/species/what_we_do/flagship_species/rhinos/black_rhino/index.cfm   (615 words)

 Bagheera: An Endangered Species and Endangered Animal Online Education Resource
This hornless rhinoceros stood 18 feet (five and one-half meters) at the shoulder, was 27 feet (eight meters) long, and probably weighed 25 tons (23 metric tons), four times as much as today's African bull elephant.
The fl rhino grows to 14 feet (four meters) long, stands over 4.5 feet (1 meter) at the shoulder, and weighs up to 3,900 pounds (1770 kg).
The result was a seven-fold increase in the per capita income in Yemen, a rise in wealth that made rhino horn dagger handles within the reach of almost everyone.
www.bagheera.com /inthewild/van_anim_rhino.htm   (1084 words)

 Black and White Rhinoceros: WhoZoo
The presently living rhinoceros are a well-defined group of animals whose members closely resemble each other, in spite of the fact that two of the species live on the African continent and three in Asia.
The African rhinoceros are from a separate branch (subfamily Dicerotinae) which includes the present-day Black Rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis), which originally fed on foliage, and the Square-Lipped Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum), also know as the White Rhino, which has become adapted for feeding on grass.
Male fl rhinoceros mark their territories by spraying urine and scattering feces by rotating the tail.
www.whozoo.org /students/obiibe/rhinos.htm   (630 words)

 Animal Info - Black Rhinoceros
Black rhinos are predominantly solitary, the most commonly observed groups being lone males or adult females with young.
Black rhinos that share a part or all or their range exhibit a familiarity with one another instead of the aggression that they exhibit to total strangers.
The fl rhino's lips are narrow, and the upper lip is hook-shaped (for browsing leaves).
www.animalinfo.org /species/artiperi/dicebico.htm   (3067 words)

 Black Rhinoceros - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An adult Black Rhinoceros stands 143 – 160 cm (56-63 inches) high at the shoulder and is 2.86-3.05 m (9.3-10 feet) in length.
The Black Rhinoceros can also be recognized from the White Rhinoceros by its smaller skull and ears and its more pronounced forehead.
For most of the 20th century the continental fl rhino was the most numerous of all rhino species.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Black_Rhinoceros   (1051 words)

 the Living Africa: wildlife - other herbivores - black rhinoceros
The fl rhino is endangered in almost all areas of Africa, including South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Namibia; where they were once very abundant.
The fl rhino can be found in a wide range of habitats, such as, semidesert thornbush, montane forest, and wetlands.
Black rhinos are either solitary and territorial or semisocial and nonterritorial depending on the area in which they live.
library.thinkquest.org /16645/wildlife/black_rhinoceros.shtml   (454 words)

 Dave Taylor's African Safari: Trophic Level II - The Herbivores - Black Rhinoceros - Page 42
The fl rhino is a browser and is found where there are trees and shrubs.
Behavior: Black rhino bulls are usually found by themselves unless they are courting a cow.
Black rhino calves always run behind their mothers while white rhino calves are always in front.
www.sensesofwildness.com /africa/2_3/03_42.HTM   (1483 words)

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The fl rhino is actually gray, although the color varies from yellow-brown to dark-brown depending on the color of the local soil.
Historically, fl rhinos were hunted by settlers and big-game hunters, which reduced their numbers during the colonial era.
From 1970 through the 1990s, fl rhinos were intensely poached and their numbers plummeted from an estimated 100,000 individuals to fewer than 3,000.
www.ifaw.org /ifaw/general/default.aspx?oid=13045   (1129 words)

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