Stephanie Turner

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Stephanie Turner

Black Rhino

endangered species:a species at risk of extinction because of human activity, changes in climate, changes in predator-prey ratios, etc.

Why are they endangered?Habitat changes, illegal poaching, and competing species.

Rhinos are herbivores. They pull shoots, leaves and twigs into its mouth with its triangular shaped upper lip. Black Rhinos also eat fruit.http://www.africa-wildlife-detective.com/black-rhinoceros.html

Learn More: http://www.worldwildlife.org/species/black-rhinohttp://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/black-rhinoceros/

CASE STUDY: Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary (Kenya) Established in 1986, the Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary remains a stronghold for black rhinos as well as a breeding ground to help bolster other rhino sanctuaries and wild populations. http://www.awf.org/projects/ngulia-rhino-sanctuary

Black rhinos feed at night and during the gloaming hours of dawn and dusk. Under the hot African sun, they take cover by lying in the shade. http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/black-rhinoceros/

The black rhinoceros has long been hunted for its horns, thought, in some cultures, to possess magical and medicinal qualities.


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