Black Rhino


Black Rhino
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Mammalia
  • Order: Perissodactyla
  • Family: Rhinocerotidae
  • Scientific Name: Diceros bicornis
  • Conservation Status: Critically Endangered
  • IUCN ID: 6557

“Rhinos were once found throughout Eurasia and Africa but their numbers have dropped dramatically due to human activities. Today very few rhinos survive outside protected areas. In recent years rhino numbers have dropped dramatically due to poaching for their horn which is prized in Asian countries. They also face threats from habitat loss and political conflict.” -savetherhino.org