Rhinos are a very learned group of animals. In the world of them there are five species and three of them are threatened with extinction. Black rhino among them. The rates of destruction of these animals exceed the rates of the birth rate of species, which may lead to the fact that already half the population may disappear in the coming century.
There is an assumption that the Black rhinos were named so, because mud baths are included in the mandatory everyday procedures of this kind. This pleasant “mud-smelling” has a protective value, protecting the rhinos from overheating. And the adherence of dark muddy clay creates a feeling of dark skin color of these animals. The natural skin color of black, however, like the white rhinoceros, is gray. Therefore, such names are very arbitrary.
Despite its awkward appearance, Black Rhinos can reach speeds of up to 56 km per hour. These indicators are not inferior to such fast animals as horses. Given that the rhinos are quite aggressive animals, the idea of escape, as a rescue option at the time of the ferocious state of the rhino, should leave anyone who is not able to develop such a speed.
Black rhinos live in symbiosis with buffalo starlings. These wonderful birds cleanse the rhinos from the endoparasites. And creating panic in any noise, they give the rhino the opportunity to always be on guard.
Up to five days, these unique animals are able to be without liquid.
Keratin is a substance from which horn rhinos are composed. They, just like nails, and human hair are able to grow, which happens throughout the life of the animal. Horn of rhinoceros are used in Chinese medicine. Since ancient times it is believed that they have medicinal properties.
In view of the absence of anterior rhinos in the Black Rhinoceros, the upper lip assumed all the grasping functions. She skillfully grabs plant food (branches of shrubs) and delivers into her mouth.
In a day an adult animal is capable of secreting up to 25 kg of litter. This is due to the consumption of large amounts of plant food. At adults and at young, at the female and the male smell of a litter differs. For each animal, it is individual. In addition, he helps to orient animals on the ground, marking their own and “seeing” someone else’s territory, because the sight of these animals is very weak.