Black rhinoceros Rhinoceros means ‘nose horn’ and refers to the horn that appears to stick out from the rhino’s nose. Black rhinos are not black. The species probably derives its name as a distinction from the white rhino and/or from the dark-colored local soil that covers its skin after wallowing in mud.
Prehensile or hook-lipped rhinoceros. The upper lip of the black rhino is adapted for feeding from trees and shrubs.
SCIENTIFIC NAME OF ORIGIN
Diceros bicornis Dicero from the Greek “di”, meaning "two" and “ceros”, meaning "horn" and “bicornis” from the Latin “bi”, meaning "two" and “cornis”, meaning "horn."
Weight: 1,750 - 3,000 lbs (800 - 1,350 kg)
Height: 4.5 - 5.5 ft (1.4 - 1.7 m) tall at shoulder
Length: 10- 12.5 ft (3.0-3.8m) length of head and body
Black rhinos have two horns. The front horn is larger and measures 20 - 55 inches (0.5 - 1.3 m). The rear horn is smaller and measures up to 22 inches (55 cm) long.
The longest rhino horn every recorded measured 4 feet 9 inches long but usually average less than 2 feet.
Relatively broad snout with a prehensile lip adapted for grasping branches and leaves.
Rhinos can run faster than the fastest human sprinters and can cover 100 meters in less than 8 seconds.Rhinos do not have very good eyesight but can detect a human figure from roughly 100 yards.
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