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Mammals of Southern Africa

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Black Rhinoceros : Diceros bicornis

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LENGTH OF HEAD AND BODY: 3.0 - 3.8 metres
HEIGHT AT SHOULDER: 1.4 - 1.8 metres
MASS: 996 - 1362 kilograms
LENGTH OF FRONT HORN: 50 - 135 centimetres

Despite their names, both the black and white rhinoceroses are grey. White rhinos are square-lipped, and are grazers; black rhinos have a hooked, prehensile upper lip and are browsers.

  
 

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