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Black Rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis)
Courtesy of Professor Dan Livingstone, Emeritus Professor, Duke Department of Biology

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Black Rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis)
Courtesy of Professor Dan Livingstone, Emeritus Professor, Duke Department of Biology

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Black Rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis)
Nearing extinction, the Black Rhinoceros has long been hunted for its horn, thought in some cultures to possess medicinal and even magical qualities.  Rhinoceroses are herbivores and often solitary.  Females reproduce only every two to five years and their single calf lives with its mother until it is about three years of age.  Black rhinos can grow to 1,400 kg (3,000 lbs).  Several subspecies are already extinct.

Courtesy of Professor Dan Livingstone, Emeritus Professor, Duke Department of Biology

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“Black Rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) Courtesy of Professor Dan Livingstone, Emeritus Professor, Duke Department of Biology ,” Duke Library Exhibits, accessed September 15, 2014, http://exhibits.library.duke.edu/items/show/21597.
 

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