ANIMAL OF THE MONTH | Polar bear

Western black rhinoceros

Where do I live?

Africa

Who am I?

I am an extinct subspecies of the black rhinoceros. Extinction was officially declared by the IUCN in 2011.
My cousin the white rhinoceros and I have two things in common: we both live in Africa, and contrary to what our names might suggest we are both grey! I seem intimidating with my horns and my armour-like skin, however I am quite calm and am herbivorous (I only eat grass and leaves).
Unfortunately, some Chinese medicine beliefs prompt poachers to kill us for our horns. These are supposed to have mysterious virtues, but they are only made from a substance similar to nails!

Did you know?

MY SCIENTIFIC NAME

Diceros bicornis longipes

MY CLASS

Mammal

WHERE DO I LIVE? 

Sub-Saharan Africa

MY HABITAT

Desert, shrubland, savanna 

MY SIZE

3–3.75 m (9.8–12.3 ft) long, 1.4–1.8 m (4.6–5.9 ft) height

MY WEIGHT

800 to 1400 kg

MY LIFE SPAN

45 years

MY FAMILY

1 baby per litter

WHAT DO I EAT? 

Herbivorous 

MY CONSERVATION STATUS

Extinction declared by the IUCN in 2011


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