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Eastern and Southern Africa

Eastern Black Rhinoceros

A rhino's horn is made of keratin fibers, the same material found in hair and fingernails. Rhino's are often killed because of the belief that their horns have medicinal uses.

In September, 2009 BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo announced the birth of Zuri, a female black rhino. She is the only black rhino born in North America that year and one of only three born in zoos worldwide.

HABITATVaries from mountain rain forest to arid scrubland
DIETLeafy plants, shoots and branches
LIFE Expectancy30-40 years

Fun Fact
A group of teals is called a spring.
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