Black Rhinoceros (Safari Ltd - Wild Safari Wildlife)

Started by brontodocus, September 26, 2014, 08:02:12 AM

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The trotting Safari Ltd Wild Safari Wildlife 228929 Black or Hook-lipped Rhinoceros, Diceros bicornis (Linnaeus, 1758). Snout-vent length is approx. 121 mm and shoulder height 65 mm, so the scale is between approx. 1:21 and 1:27. The human figure (man from Safari Ltd People in Motion Toob) is approx. 1:23 - 1:27 scale. The Black Rhinoceros is on the brink of extinction and has been severely decimated by poaching and habitat loss and three of its subspecies are already extinct. The total population has slightly recovered and was estimated to be 4,880 individuals at the end of 2010 (see attached link to IUCN website) but the species still qualifies being categorised "Critically Endangered" by IUCN.
I've added a comparison shot with the bulkier WS Wildlife White Rhino, Ceratotherium simum, which is in similar scale (approx. 1:23 - 1:28).  Together, these figures perfectly demonstrate the differences between the two African rhino species, the larger and heavier White Rhino with its huge, wide-mouthed head that is usually held quite low and the more gracile Black Rhino with a smaller, hook-lipped head that is usually held more upright.
Here's a link to the Wild Safari Wildlife Black Rhino figure at Safari Ltd:
By the way, the scientific name Diceros bicornis should not be confused with that of a Southeast Asian Flower Beetle species, Dicheros bicornis (Latreille, 1817), which is often misspelled Diceros bicornis among beetle enthusiasts.

Edit 2017-02-05: Fixed broken image urls.


Definetly, Safari have done a great replica of this animal  ^-^.
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Thanks for this nice pics from this beautieful rhino!! :)