black rhinoceros


Definition of black rhinoceros

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

called also black rhino

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Photo: Stephanie Keith/Getty Images A rare black rhinoceros calf, born on Dec. 9, is seen with his mother Maisha at a zoo in the Czech city of Dvur Kralove nad Labem. WSJ, "Photos of the Week," 4 Jan. 2019 Six black rhinoceroses were flown from South Africa to Zakouma National Park in Chad last week, reuniting the threatened animal with a land it has not roamed in nearly five decades. Sandra E. Garcia, New York Times, "Black Rhinos Roam Chad for the First Time in 46 Years," 11 May 2018 Also in April, the zoo received a breeding pair of black rhinoceroses from the Oregon Zoo in Portland. Matt Campbell, kansascity, "What do stingrays feel like? And are they safe? What to know about new KC Zoo exhibit | The Kansas City Star," 1 May 2018 Recently, a large wooden crate arrived containing the head of a black rhinoceros, its horn intact. National Geographic, "See What's Inside This Grisly Warehouse of Wildlife Trafficking," 1 Mar. 2016

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1835, in the meaning defined above

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