Saturday, August 10, 2013

Black rhinos facts :)

The black rhino is massive animal that weighs between 750 and 3,000 pounds and stands between four and half to six feet tall. It is usually consider to have a prehistoric appearance. The female rhinos are slightly smaller than the males. The black rhino has two distinguishing features, a prehensile lip and two facial horns. They may appear a different color than their natural dark gray after wallowing in the mud and waterholes. The black rhino can be found in Africa and Asia. Although they are normally found in savannas, and they can be found in dense forest or tropical and subtropical. As herbivores,the black rhino has a diet that consists of grass,foliage,shoots,buds,brushes or tree. The rhinos prehensile lip makes picking food easier. Despite being solitary creatures, the black rhino does share a symbiotic relationship with another species. Oxpeckers, or tick birds, sit on the rhinos and eat ticks, blood sores and even warn the rhinos of danger.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

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