The Rhinoceros, abbreviated as Rhino is a name used for this uneven-toed ungulate that is in the family of Rhinocerotidae. There are two five living species in this family and Two of which are in Africa. That is to say the Black rhino and the white rhino. These two are residents in east and central Africa in countries to include South Africa, Kenya, Cameroon, Namibia, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. Also referred to as the Square-lipped Rhinoceros, the white rhino is not physically white in color and the same applies to the black rhino/the Hook-lipped Rhinoceros is not black in color. They are all greyish and whitish.
The name white originated from a form of description “wyd” which meant “wide” in reference to its wide, square silence. Then the black rhino was named so to distinguish it from the white rhino.
The black rhino is completely grey and they flounder in ditches with water to coat themselves with mud and this makes them look darker. Black rhinos despite the fact that they love playing in muddy water they do drink clean water and they do visit the same sports of clean water everyday.
The black rhino is now critically becoming endangered and it can be easily spotted in east Africa. It is a mammal that grows to about 14 feet long and 4.5 feet high and weighs over 3,850 pds. They have a thick skin about 5 cm with 3 toes on each leg Most recognized by the two prominent horns made up of millions of tightly compacted hair like fibers, the Black rhino is a herbivore that is difficult to deal with as it feeds on thousands of plants.
The hook-lipped rhinoceros is know to be so antagonistic and it usually attacks out of panic, confusion and fear and this is more attributed to their poor sight that they charge in case of any sense of danger. Strange but true Rhinos are not too antagonistic to other animal species it’s just a fake kind of antagonism. It pretends to be aggressive but it doesn’t fight with other animal species. The male rhinos fight with the horns and therefore the males tend to avoid each other.
A rhino is one of the animals that no man would mess with, however now day’s people have poached and killed them leading them to extinction. They kill them for their horns that are used as symbols of wealth in oil rich states, making handles for Djambia daggers and powder for spiritual purposes. Rhinos love rubbing there skin on a log and this is one of their best moments. You can go to Africa and watch some of the few remaining aggressive and large mammals before they become extinct; though we hope and pray that they don’t.