The Black Rhinoceros is listed as a critically endangered species, in large part due to the illegal poaching of the animal for its prized horn. Unfortunately, many people falsely believe its horn can help cure diseases such as cancer, when in reality the composition of its horn is not much different from that of a fingernail.
Seeing one of these giant creatures out in the wild instead of in a zoo is a sight to behold. It'll be quite difficult for me to go back to a zoo now and enjoy it after going on safari. The thrill of spotting a rhino in the distance and waiting, hoping it will cross your path, is more exciting than it sounds.
In general, Black Rhinos are fairly solitary creatures, so unless you spot them at a watering hole, or with a baby calf, you're not likely to see them in groups. One thing to note is that, like many other animals, you don't want to get too close that the animal feels threatened, especially if the Rhino is with a calf. That's when they're more likely to charge you to protect their young one.
A black rhinoceros makes its way through Etosha National Park.