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Black rhinoceros have two horns made of a fibrous, hair-like horn substance that will keep growing throughout a lifetime. The horn is believed to have healing properties and is used in Chinese medicine against a number of illnesses. Rhino horn from a dead hinoceros is highly prized by poachers as it fetches astronomical prices and is the main reason why these rare animals are still illegally hunted.
European Endangered species Program
This animal is managed by the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) under the European Endangered species Program.
|Classification||Order: odd-toed ungulates (Perissodactyla); family: rhinoceros (Rhinocerotidae)|
|Habitat||Steppes, thick scrub and thorny bushland savannahs, forest edges and semi-deserts|
|Reproduction||Gestation period: ca. 15 months, 1 offspring|
|Diet||Woody species, leafy plants|