Animal Size

Black rhinoceros size: How big do they get?

How big does a Black rhinoceros get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) reaches an average size of 2.85 meter (9′ 5″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). During their lifetime of about 47 years, they grow from 35 kg (77.16 lbs) to 986.47 kg (2174.79 lbs). A Black rhinoceros has 1 babies at once. The Black rhinoceros (genus: Diceros) is a member of the family Rhinocerotidae.

As a reference: Humans reach an average body size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) while carrying 62 kg (137 lbs). A human woman is pregnant for 280 days (40 weeks) and on average become 75 years old.

The average adult size of a Black rhinoceros is  (9' 5

The black rhinoceros or hook-lipped rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) is a species of rhinoceros, native to eastern and southern Africa including Angola, Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Eswatini, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Although the rhinoceros is referred to as black, its colours vary from brown to grey.The other African rhinoceros is the white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum). The word “white” in the name “white rhinoceros” is often said to be a misinterpretation of the Afrikaans word wyd (Dutch wijd) meaning wide, referring to its square upper lip, as opposed to the pointed or hooked lip of the black rhinoceros. These species are now sometimes referred to as the square-lipped (for white) or hook-lipped (for black) rhinoceros.The species overall is classified as critically endangered (even though the south-western black rhinoceros is classified as near threatened). Three subspecies have been declared extinct, including the western black rhinoceros, which was declared extinct by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in 2011.

Animals of the same family as a Black rhinoceros

We found other animals of the Rhinocerotidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Black rhinoceros

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Black rhinoceros:

Animals with the same litter size as a Black rhinoceros

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Black rhinoceros:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Black rhinoceros

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Black rhinoceros:

Animals with the same weight as a Black rhinoceros

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Diceros bicornis: