Diceros bicornis: Black rhinoceros

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The black rhinoceros or hook-lipped rhinoceros [Diceros bicornis] is a species of rhinoceros, native to eastern and central Africa including Kenya, Tanzania, Cameroon, South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, and Angola. Although the rhinoceros is referred to as black, its colors vary from brown to grey.

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The species overall is classified as critically endangered, and three subspecies, one including the western black rhinoceros, were declared extinct by the IUCN in 2011.

Photos: Zoo Atlanta, Georgia, USA [20150728]

Source: Wikipedia

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