Vintage Biology Illustration of Black Rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis)

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Vintage Biology Illustration of Black Rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis)

This product is a high-quality vintage biology illustration of a black rhinoceros, one of the most endangered and threatened rhinos in the world. The illustration is made with lithography method, which gives it a unique and artistic look. You can download a low resolution image for free, or purchase a high resolution pixel image with transparent background or a vector image. You can also order other products, such as posters, stickers, notebooks, mugs and t-shirts, with the image of the rhino printed on them. This illustration is perfect for anyone who loves wildlife, nature, or art.

The black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis), also known as the hook-lipped rhinoceros, is a species of rhinoceros native to eastern and southern Africa. It is one of the two species of the genus Diceros, and is closely related to the white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum). The black rhinoceros is distinguished from the white rhinoceros by its smaller size, its pointed upper lip, which is adapted for browsing on shrubs and trees, and its two horns, which are made of keratin, a fibrous protein that also forms hair and nails¹. The black rhinoceros has four subspecies: the south-central black rhinoceros (D. b. minor), the south-western black rhinoceros (D. b. bicornis), the east African black rhinoceros (D. b. michaeli), and the west African black rhinoceros (D. b. longipes), which is now considered extinct².

The black rhinoceros is a herbivore, feeding mainly on leaves, twigs, and shoots of woody plants, as well as grasses, fruits, and flowers. It has a prehensile upper lip that can grasp and manipulate food. It can also use its horns to break branches and dig up roots. The black rhinoceros is mostly solitary, except for females with calves, and occasionally forms small groups of up to six individuals. It is territorial and marks its home range with dung piles and urine sprays. It has poor eyesight, but excellent hearing and smell. It can communicate with other rhinos through vocalizations, such as snorts, grunts, and squeaks, and through body language, such as ear movements, head nods, and tail flicks. The black rhinoceros can run up to 55 km/h (34 mph) and is capable of defending itself against predators, such as lions, hyenas, and crocodiles, with its horns and powerful jaws.

The black rhinoceros is one of the most endangered and threatened rhinos in the world, due to habitat loss, poaching, and civil unrest. The main threat to the black rhinoceros is poaching for its horns, which are highly valued in some Asian countries for their supposed medicinal and aphrodisiac properties, and in some Middle Eastern countries for their ornamental value. The black rhinoceros population has declined by more than 90% since the 1960s, and is currently estimated at less than 6,000 individuals in the wild³. The black rhinoceros is listed as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and is protected by national and international laws and treaties. Conservation efforts include anti-poaching patrols, habitat restoration, captive breeding, translocation, and community education and involvement.

This product is a vintage biology illustration of a black rhinoceros, created with lithography method. Lithography is a printing technique that uses a flat stone or metal plate, on which the image is drawn with a greasy substance. The plate is then moistened and inked, and the image is transferred to paper or other materials. Lithography produces fine and detailed images, and is often used for artistic purposes. The illustration of the black rhinoceros is done in a realistic and accurate style, capturing its anatomy, posture, and expression. The illustration also has a caption with the scientific name and the common name of the black rhinoceros in different languages, such as English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, and Portuguese.

You can download a low resolution image of the illustration for free, which you can use for personal purposes, such as wallpapers, screensavers, or educational projects. You can also purchase a high resolution pixel image with transparent background or a vector image, which you can use for commercial purposes, such as printing, designing, or publishing. The high resolution images are of excellent quality and resolution, and can be scaled and edited without losing clarity or detail. You can also order other products, such as posters, stickers, notebooks, mugs and t-shirts, with the image of the black rhinoceros printed on them. These products are made of high-quality materials and are durable and attractive. They are ideal for decorating your home, office, or classroom, or for giving as gifts to your friends and family who love wildlife, nature, or art.

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