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Rhinoceros, often abbreviated as rhino, is a group of five extant species of knee-less, odd-toed ungulates in the family Rhinocerotidae. Two of these species are native to Africa and three to southern Asia.
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The rhinoceros family is characterized by its large size (one of the largest remaining megafauna), with all of the species able to reach one tonne or more in weight; an herbivorous diet; a thick protective skin, 1.5–5 cm thick, formed from layers of collagen positioned in a lattice structure; relatively small brains for mammals this size (400–600 g); and a large horn. They generally eat leafy material, although their ability to ferment food in their hindgut allows them to subsist on more fibrous plant matter, if necessary. Unlike other perissodactyls, the African species of rhinoceros lack teeth at the front of their mouths, relying instead on their powerful premolar and molar teeth to grind up plant food.
Rhinoceros are killed by humans for their horns, which are bought and sold on the black market, and which are used by some cultures for ornamental or (pseudo-scientific) medicinal purposes. The horns are made of keratin, the same type of protein that makes up hair and fingernails. Both African species and the Sumatran rhinoceros have two horns, while the Indian and Javan rhinoceros have a single horn.
As the demand for rhino horn in China, Vietnam, and other Asian countries increases, poaching rates in southern Africa have soared sky high. More than 400 rhinos have been lost this year in South Africa alone. Responding to high demand and high prices, poaching gangs are becoming more sophisticated, more vicious and much harder to catch. But there are thousands of dedicated, passionate rangers in South Africa and Zimbabwe, standing in between the rhinos and the poachers – and they need our help.
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  • Claudia Dingle
    Claudia Dinglealmost 3 years ago

    Lovely work. I like this “shadow play”.

  • Thanks so much Claudia!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesalmost 3 years ago

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  • Baie dankie Magriet!

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    Magaret Meintjesalmost 3 years ago

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  • Dianne  Ilka
    Dianne Ilkaalmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful work Liz! It is so horrible to see how many of these amazing creatures have been lost to poachers. – All for the sake of their horn. I saw somewhere on tv a couple of weeks ago that rangers are attempting to remove their horns safely so that they are not targeted by poachers. I really hope that something can be done to save these wonderful animals.

  • Hi Dianne yes it is so sad and heartbreaking! I agree, also really hope there will come a solution soon for the poor animals. They are so beautiful! Thanks for the compliment on my work!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsalmost 3 years ago

    Really enjoyed your very educational narrative Elizabeth.

  • Thanks Jim…(I was a teacher! smile!)
    Appreciate you stopping by.

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whitealmost 3 years ago

    Outstanding work well done.

  • Thanks so much Julie, also for the fav!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonalmost 3 years ago

    Beautifully haunting silhouettes Elizabeth. Great light as the “moon” keeps an eye over them! Beautifully done!

  • Thanks for this lovely comment Maree ….and the fav!!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

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  • Ooh!! Thank you Kira!!

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  • supernan
    supernanalmost 3 years ago

    An excellent image x

  • Many thanks Nan!!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Ted Byrne
    Ted Byrnealmost 3 years ago

    Ungulate! Sounds so harsh, brackish, guttural. And yet you’ve pictured them almost whimsically… Charming guys… Sociable even. You are a powerfully story-teller Liz.

  • Thanks Ted! Your comment made me think! I found this info about “ungulate”.
    Thanks to Mr. Google!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

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