Black Rhino

Black rhino is a species of rhinoceros, native to eastern and southern Africa. Their color varies from brown to grey and they are a bit smaller than their white cousins. Its population declined by 98 % in the 20th century because of European hunters and settlers. Since then, the species has made a comeback from the brink of extinction, but is still considered critically endangered because of poaching and black-market trafficking of rhino horn. Three subspecies have already been declared extinct.

Scientific Name: Diceros bicornis

Status: Critically Endangered

Estimated population: 5,000

Location: Southern Africa

Habitat: In dense, woody vegetation and savannas

Status types

Critically endangered

Faces an extremely high risk of extinction in the immediate future.

Endangered

Faces a high risk of extinction in the near future.

Vulnerable

Faces a high risk of endangerment in the medium term.