black rhinoceros

noun

: a rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) of sub-Saharan Africa having a prehensile upper lip that protrudes in the middle

called also black rhino

Examples of black rhinoceros in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Residents include the Amur tiger, Asian elephant, and black rhinoceros. Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, 29 May 2024 In the clip from the Des Moines zoo, the eastern black rhinoceros energetically charges through piles of fresh snow. Kelli Bender, Peoplemag, 22 Feb. 2024 The eastern black rhinoceros was recently filmed enjoying a habitat filled with fresh snow at the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines, Iowa. Kelli Bender, Peoplemag, 31 Jan. 2024 Guests will also have the chance to track black rhinoceros with a female ranger from Save The Rhino Trust and meet the women behind the Penduka Development Trust. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 1 Nov. 2023 Other animals: Giraffe, alpaca, dromedary camel, Bactrian camel, hyena, porcupine, prairie dogs, hornbill birds, curassow birds, capybara, lion, horses, Grévy’s zebra, Indian rhinoceros, black rhinoceros, llama, anoa, African buffalo, bontebok and cassowary. Maura Judkis, Washington Post, 23 Oct. 2023 Less than 750 Eastern black rhinoceros remain in the wild due to poaching and habitat loss. 2018 - Asian Highlands In 2018, the zoo opened the Asian Highlands, an addition for the snow leopards, red pandas and takin over 1.3 acres with more complex habitats than previous enclosures. Zachary Smith, cleveland, 28 Aug. 2023 Now, researchers have for the first time shown that this conservation practice changes the behavior of black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis), making the animals roam far less widely and presumably interact less with other rhinos. Byerik Stokstad, science.org, 12 June 2023 Layla is a 2,300 pound eastern black rhinoceros. Graydon Megan, chicagotribune.com, 20 Oct. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1835, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of black rhinoceros was in 1835

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“Black rhinoceros.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/black%20rhinoceros. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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