Black Rhino - Reflection of an Icon
A Rare and Endangered Black Rhino bull stares into the distance with his reflection showing on water.
Bulls are territorial and will mark their "area" with urine sprayed onto bush and trees. Although eyesight is poor, this unique animal relies on its power, strength and "storm into" philosophy. With poaching increasing on a daily basis, this specific species faces immediate threat to survival.
Although the horn is used for medicinal practices, it has been proven (scientifically) that there is no such value or purpose for this.
This bull (called Bravo) weighs around 2000 kg. An impressive beast to say the least. He is around 30 years old and the end is in sight. Yet, without question, his last days will be within the safety that all animals deserve. (He has his own Anti Poaching Unit assigned to him as his territory is shrinking due to age, and threat of poaching is thus higher.)
The black rhinoceros or hook-lipped rhinoceros, is a species of rhinoceros, native to the eastern and central areas of Africa including Kenya, Tanzania, Cameroon, South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, and Angola. Although the rhino was referred to as ''black'', it is actually more of a grey/brown/white color in appearance.
The other African rhinoceros is the white rhinoceros. These common names are misleading, as those two species are not really distinguishable by color. The word ''white''.. more