<p>A female eastern <a href="https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/facts/black-rhinoceros">black rhino</a> (<i>Diceros bicornis michaeli</i>) named Imara, at Great Plains Zoo in South Dakota.<br> </p>

A female eastern black rhino (Diceros bicornis michaeli) named Imara, at Great Plains Zoo in South Dakota.

Photograph by Joel Sartore, National Geographic Photo Ark

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