Extinct

Western Black Rhino

Diceros bicornis longipes

Western Black Rhino

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The rarest of the black rhino subspecies, the Western Black Rhino was officially declared extinct in 2011. Hunted to extinction for their horns, these two-horned Rhinos had very poor eyesight and have been known to use birds (oxpeckers) as an early warning system of approaching threats!

Scientific Classification

KINGDOM

Animalia

PHYLUM

Chordata

CLASS

Mammalia

ORDER

Perissodactyla

FAMILY

Rhinocerotidae

GENUS

Diceros

Location

West Africa

Mammal

Herbivore

Habitat

"Terrestrial, Grassland"

Food

twigs, branches, leaves and shrubs.

Last Seen

2011

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