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Critically Endangered Animals

Black Rhinoceros

  • Distribution: Africa
  • Scientific name: Diceros bicornis
  • Number of animals: 1,800

Interesting Facts

The western black rhinoceros has already died out in its natural habitat in Africa. The southern and eastern black rhinoceros is critically endangered. The south-western is “only” endangered. In recent years, the population has decreased from 5,120 animals to 1,800 (as of 2020; no more recent data available).

Threats to the Black Rhinoceros

  • Poaching
  • Hunting

Black Rhinoceros Black Rhinoceros - Photo: Cathy Withers-Clarke/Shutterstock


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