Ecology and behaviour of the black rhinoceros (Diceros Bicornis L.) a field study by Rudolf Schenkel

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Statementby Rudolf Schenkel and Lotte Schenkel-Hulliger.
SeriesMammalia depicta
ContributionsSchenkel-Hulliger, Lotte, joint author.
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LC ClassificationsQL737.U63 S3
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Pagination103 p.
Number of Pages103
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Open LibraryOL4617833M
LC Control Number77418760

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The ecology and behaviour of Masai Mara Game Reserve rhinoceros was studied from May to August At the end of Augustthe entire Mara rhino population consisted of animals of which 73% were adults and 27% were immature animals which accompanied their mothers.

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Greater one horned rhinoceros behaviour and ecology is one of most important subject to understand the survival of the animals. There are very limited studies on behavioural and ecological aspects. The ecology and behaviour of maasai Mara Game Reserve rhinoceros was studied from May to August At the end of Augustthe entire Mara rhino population consisted of 10 animals of which 73% were adults and 27% were immature animals which accompanied their mothers.

The adult population consisted of 54% males and 46% females. Madoqua - Notes on the ecology and behaviour of the black rhinoceros Diceros bicornis Linn. in South West Africa. At the London Convention of the Union of South Africa (since the Republic of South Africa) pledged an behalf of the Administration of South West Africa, to ensure the conservation of all indigenous animals and plants in South West by: Using Population Ecology in the Conservation of the Black Rhinoceros James Booth.

Goals Provide background info on Rhino biology and life history Highlight threats facing Rhino populations and their Ecology and behaviour of the black rhinoceros book Discuss studies that have been conducted on rhino.

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We studied hair from rhinos in Kenya to determine Cited by: 1. A Field Study of the Ecology and Behaviour of Warthog. Intensive behavioural observations were carried out on the white rhinoceros in Zululand, South Africa, and results on social organisation.

Susan C. Tatman, Barry Stevens‐Wood and Vincent B. Smith, Ranging behaviour and habitat usage in black rhinoceros, Diceros bicornis, in a Kenyan sanctuary, African Journal of Ecology, 38, 2. Ecology and Conservation.

Rhinos are heavy browsers that hinder woody plants from dominating their habitat. This is important because it allows grasses to grow which provide food for many other animals on the grassy plains. Young rhinos are occasionally prey items for large carnivores such as lions and hyenas.

Rhinoceros behaviour: implications for captive management and conservation hunting and civil unrest. Clearly the threats facing the five remaining species (Black rhinoceros Diceros bicornis, White rhinoceros A general overview of the behaviour of rhinoceros is presented, addressing ecology and social organization, activity and habitat.

The two African genera of rhinoceroses are briefly compared and an account given of the distribution of the black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis L.).This species, which is adapted to a wide range of habitats, is now absent from or scarce in many parts of Africa where it was common only 50 or years ago.

The feeding behaviour and ecology of black rhinoceros in East A frica have been studied in N gorongoro and Olduvai (G oddard, ), Tsavo National Park (G oddard, ) and Masai M ara R eserve (Mukinya, ).

These studies w ere carried out in relatively open habitats w here visibility w as. Though two rhinoceroses together often walk in single file with the follower obscuring the leader’s track, one can usually recognise the presence of two rhinoceroses.

Moreover, a small black rhino calf typically fol‐ lows its mother. Tracking was performed by a. Ecology African Rhino Species Unrelenting poaching to feed the illegal trafficking of rhinoceros (rhino) horn remains the principle threat to the persistence of south-central black and southern white rhino that live in the Kruger National Park (Kruger), South Africa.

Rhinoceros are killed by some humans for their horns, which are bought and sold on the black market, and used by some cultures for ornaments or traditional medicine. East Asia, specifically Vietnam, is the largest market for rhino horns.

By weight, rhino horns cost as much as gold on the black market. Black rhinos are currently listed as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List, with only 4, rhinos surviving in the wild.

20 Due to small populations and the secretive nature of rhinos, many aspects of their ecology and behavior remain poorly understood. Ecology - Population White Rhino In the southern KNP white rhinos were counted in for a mean density of per km?. In the high-density study areas white rhino densities were about 1,4 per km.

( kg/ km?). In the Umfolozi Game Reserve mean white rhino density was per km. ( kg/ km?) with local densities. A general overview of the behaviour of rhinoceros is presented, addressing ecology and social organization, activity and habitat use, feeding strategies, courtship and reproduction, and anti‐predator behaviour.

Ranging behavior and habitat usage in black rhinoceros, Diceros bicornis, in a Kenyan sanctuary. African Journal of Ecology, African Journal of Ecology, UNEP. Black Rhinoceros Characteristics The Black rhinoceros (Diceros Bicornis), is sometimes called the ‘Hooked-lip rhino’.

The rhinoceros is a mammal in the order Perissodactyla and is native to the eastern and central areas of Africa including Kenya, Tanzania, Cameroon, South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe.

Although the Rhino is referred to as black, it is actually more [ ]. Rhinos make extensive use of their sense of smell to communicate to and with others that they are present. Therefore, when other rhinoceroses enter the territory, they will be aware of the presence of another animal, implying that the territory is not available for habitation.

Territoriality in the White Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) L. M., Ecology and Behaviour of the Black Rhinoceros (Paul in the White Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) Burchell.

Relationships between patterns of Fecal corticoid excretion and behavior, reproduction, and environmental factors in captive black (Diceros bicornis) and white (Ceratotherium simum) rhinoceros.

Zoo Biology, 24(3), pp The black rhino, or rhinoceros, is one of two species of African rhino (and five species worldwide.)This species is also known as the “hook-lipped rhino” for its pointed upper lip.

The other African species, the “white rhino,” has a broad, squared, upper lip. Black rhinos are considered to be Critically Endangered, and three different subspecies have already been declared Extinct by.

Introduction. The black rhinoceros (‘rhino’; Diceros bicornis) is an elusive creature that captivates many people as a charismatic reminder of prehistoric times and, in recent years, as an iconic species for conservation ily due to poaching for their horns, the black rhino population suffered one of the most dramatic declines of the 20th century (Garnier et al., Disassociations between Black Rhinoceroses Mothers and Young Calves: Ecologically Variable or, As Yet, Undetected Behavior.

African Journal of Ecology. Established inthe IUCN Red List of Threatened Species has evolved to become the world’s most comprehensive information source on the global conservation status of animal, fungi and plant species.

DYNAMICS OF AN EXPANDING BLACK RHINOCEROS (Diceros bicornis minor) POPULATION. Peter R Law* 1, Brad Fike. 2, & Peter C.

Lent. 1 Centre for African Conservation Ecology, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, P.O. BoxPort Elizabeth,Republic of South Africa. 2 P.O. BoxRosehill Mall, Port Alfred,Republic of South.

Black rhinos boast two horns, the foremost more prominent than the other. Rhino horns grow as much as three inches a year, and have been known to grow up to five feet long. THE BLACK RHINOCEROS (DICEROS BICORNIS L.) THE BLACK RHINOCEROS (DICEROS BICORNIS L.) Ritchie, A.

Summary The two African genera of rhinoceroses are briefly compared and an account given of the distribution of the black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis L.).

This species, which is adapted to a wide range of habitats, is now absent from or scarce in many. Characteristics of black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) bedding sites Characteristics of black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) bedding sites Rice, Mindy B.; Jones, Martin Black rhino numbers have decreased greatly since the early s, primarily as a result of poaching.

A recent strategy to protect rhinos in Kenya has been to establish fenced sanctuaries. Geographic Range. Historically, Diceros bicornis has been distributed throughout Africa, south of the Sahara, with the exception of the Congo Basin. The current range of black rhinoceroses is bounded by Cameroon, Kenya, and South Africa but their distribution within those limits is fragmented.

White Rhinos and Black Rhinos are found throughout the continent of Africa. Black Rhinos prefer woody vegetation that is densely packed, giving the animal privacy and shelter, as well as grassland-forest transition areas.

However, it will also live in grassy plains and dry savannah woodlands. Hitchins, P. & Anderson, J. () Reproduction, Population Characteristics and Management of the Black Rhinoceros in the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve.

South African Journal of Wildlife Research 13 (3) Joubert, E. & Eloff () Notes on the ecology and behaviour of the black rhinoceros in South West Africa.

Madoqua 1, Rhinoceros Social Behavior. The Rhinoceros is often viewed as a solitary animal. There can be herds of them noted in particular areas. This is often due to the fact that their natural habitat has been destroyed and reduced to a very small area.

Black rhinoceros – It normally lives in solitude and, as well, not very territorial. It is extremely aggressive when provoked. On average, male black rhino sleeps longer than female one.Perissodactyl - Perissodactyl - Behaviour: The Equidae communicate by means of calls and changes in facial expression.

Six different sounds are made by the plains zebra. A whinny, consisting of a series of two- or three-syllabic “ha” sounds, serves to maintain contact between members of a group. The repertoire includes an alarm call (“i-ha”), an alarm snort, a drawn-out snort of.Understanding rhino movement behavior, especially their recursive movements, holds significant promise for enhancing rhino conservation efforts, and protecting their habitats and the biodiversity they support.

Here we investigate the daily, biweekly, and seasonal recursion behavior of rhinos, to aid conservation applications and increase our foundational knowledge about these important.

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