Black rhino, Etosha National Park, Namibia
The black rhinoceros or hook-lipped rhinoceros is a species of rhinoceros, native to eastern and southern Africa. Although the rhinoceros is referred to as black, its colors vary from brown to grey. The other African rhinoceros is the white rhinoceros. The word "white" in its name is often said to be a misinterpretation of the Afrikaans word wyd meaning wide, referring to its square upper lip, as opposed to the pointed or hooked lip of the black rhinoceros. The species overall is classified as critically endangered.
Etosha National Park is one of the largest wildlife parks in Africa and absolutely unique. Etosha means 'place of mirrors', and derives its name from a saltpan of 5000 km2. This former lake is now an endless white, dusty plain with a few water sources, which attracting animals. The very rare times that there is water in the pan is caused by rains. Usually the water dries quickly; the degree of evaporation is extremely high.
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