Black rhinoceros

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Black rhinoceros
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Class: Mammalia
Order: Perissodactyla
Family: Rhinocerotidae
Genus: Diceros
Gray, 1821
Binomial name
Diceros bicornis
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Historical black rhinoceros range (c 1700 AD)

The black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis), is a species of rhinoceros. It lives in eastern and central Africa including Kenya, Tanzania, Cameroon, South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, and Angola. The black rhinoceros is not actually black, but dark. It is a browser, with lips that help eating from low branches.

The other African rhinoceros is the white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum). The white rhinoceros is not white, but lighter coloured.