oa Madoqua - The past and present distribution and status of the black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis Linn. 1758) in South West Africa
|Article Title||The past and present distribution and status of the black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis Linn. 1758) in South West Africa|
|© Publisher:||Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism|
|Affiliations||1 Nature Conservation and Tourism Branch, South West Africa Administration|
|Publication Date||Jan 1971|
|Pages||33 - 43|
|Keyword(s)||Arid parts, Bushmen paintings, Census, Etosha National Park, Expedition 1761, Hottentots, Kaokoveld, Leber River, NaturaI vegetation, Perennial waterholes, Rhino engravings, Rhino populations and Rhino remains|
Available information indicates that the black rhinoceros was formerly distributed from the Kunene River south to the Orange River, along the escarpment and eastwards past Gobabis. At present its distribution is limited to the northwestern corner of South West Africa. Apparently the black rhinoceros population never reached very high numbers in South West Africa. During 1966 there were only 90 animals left in the territory.
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