Rhinoceros

Gray Rhino in Macro Photography

The Rhinoceros, abbreviated as Rhino is a name used with this uneven-toed ungulate that is in the household of Rhinocerotidae. There are two five surviving species in this family and Two of which are in Africa. That’s to say the Black rhino and the white rhino. These two are residents in east and central Africa in countries to include South Africa, Kenya, Cameroon, Namibia, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. Also called the Square-lipped Rhinoceros, the white rhino is not physically white in color and the same applies to the black rhino/the Hook-lipped Rhinoceros is not black in color. They are all greyish and whitish.

The name white originated from a form of description”wyd” which meant”wide” with regard to its broad, square silence. Then the black rhino was named so to distinguish it from the white rhino.

The black rhino is totally grey and they flounder in ditches with water to coat themselves with sand and this makes them look darker. Black rhinos regardless of the fact that they love playing in water that is muddy that they do drink clean water and they do visit the same sports of clean water everyday.

The black rhino has become seriously becoming endangered and it can be easily seen in east Africa. They have a thick skin about 5 cm with 3 feet on each leg Most recognized by both prominent horns composed of millions of tightly compacted hair like fibers, the Black rhino is a herbivore that is tough to handle since it feeds on thousands of plants.

The hook-lipped rhinoceros is know to be so antagonistic and it usually strikes from fear, confusion and fear and this is more attributed to their poor sight that they charge in case of any sense of risk. Strange but true Rhinos are not too antagonistic to other animal species it’s only a fake kind of antagonism. It pretends to be aggressive but it does not fight with other animal species. The male rhinos fight with all the horns and for that reason the males tend to avoid each other.

A rhino is one of the critters that no man would mess with, however now day’s people have poached and murdered them to extinction. They kill them to get their horns that are used as symbols of wealth from oil rich states, making handles for Djambia daggers and powder for spiritual purposes. Rhinos love rubbing there skin on a log and this is one of the best moments. You can go to Africa and watch some of the few remaining aggressive and large mammals before they become extinct; though we hope and pray that they don’t.

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