Estimated figures are there are somewhere in the region of 5500 black rhinos remaining in the wild. So we love to get a glimpse of these amazing creatures. Their numbers were decimated in the early 2000s after years of hunting and poaching. Although things seem to have levelled out they are still very much at risk.
Black rhino are smaller than their white counterparts. Although adults can still reach 1.5 metres in height and weigh in at 1.4 tonnes. They are bush browsers so are often more hidden than the white rhino that graze in the open.
In Africa you can mainly find black rhino in four countries: South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, and Kenya. South Africa is home to 40% of the total black rhino population.