Kruger Park Mammals - Black Rhino (Hook Lipped Rhinoceros)

The Black Rhino is on the endangered list and is under the huge threat of poaching. They are known as the Hook Lipped Rhinoceros in reference to the shape of their mouth that differs this Rhino, Diceros bicornis, from the White Rhino.

No more info will be shared on this Rhino due to their vulnerability from excessive poaching in the Kruger National Park. An important thing to note is that Rhino horn does not have medicinal or aphrodisiac values, the truth is Rhino horn is made up of the same material that makes up human hair and finger nails.

Please protect this beautiful animal, and hopefully one day the poachers and general public will realise the facts that are highlighted in bold above.

"The department wishes to once again urge South Africans to report incidents of rhino poaching or any tip-offs that could lead to arrest and prevention of illegal killing to 0800 205 005."