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TONY CAMACHO / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY TONY CAMACHO / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
A Black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) drinking at a waterhole shortly before sunset. Black rhinos are browsers, which are crepuscular. Solitary individuals or mothers with calves often meet at waterholes where tensions can result in fighting especially when a female is in oestrous. Adult black rhinos can reach a height of over 1.5 metres and can weigh up to 1400 kilograms. It is thought that In the wild males tend to become sexually active between 17 to 35 years of age. The numbers of Black Rhinos in the wild have reduced considerably over the last 40 years due to poaching and the species is currently classified as Critically Endangered by the IUCN. Filmed in the Etosha National Park, Namibia, Southern Africa.
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