Petroglyphs from the Eastern Desert of southeastern Egypt relatively convincingly show the occurrence of black rhinos in these areas in prehistoric times.
It has a pointed and prehensile upper lip, which it uses to grasp leaves and twigs when feeding.
The white rhinoceros has square lips used for eating grass.
Such behaviour was originally thought to be an example of mutualism, but recent evidence suggests that oxpeckers may be parasites instead, feeding on rhino blood.
As with many other components of the African large mammal fauna, black rhinos probably had a wider range in the northern part of the continent in prehistoric times than today.
The park has dedicated rhino monitoring teams to protect the animals from poaching.
In October 2017, The governments of Chad and South Africa reached an agreement to transfer six black rhinos from South Africa to Zakouma National Park in Chad.The park had around 50 rhinos in the 1970s but the numbers dwindled to zero by 2007.In September 2017, the birth of a calf raised the population to 19.Our Word of the Year choice serves as a symbol of each year’s most meaningful events and lookup trends.It is an opportunity for us to reflect on the language and ideas that represented each year.So, take a stroll down memory lane to remember all of our past Word of the Year selections.