The sun is setting on the South African savanna as the white rhinoceros grazes along the dry grasses, as she will spend most of her time doing. Her mate patrols their large territory, though both their 120cm front horns will discourage most predators. Tomorrow it will rain, she can smell it.
While it is rare for white rhinos to be hunted by any predators, humans pose a great threat. These typically gentle giants are easy poaching targets with highly prized ivory right on their foreheads. Now, only five northern white rhinos remain in captivity. Only about 20,000 of this species exist as a whole today.
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