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Smithers, R.H.N., 1966. The mammals of Rhodesia, Zambia and Malawi. London, Collins

Location: Africa - Southern Africa - South Africa
Subject: Distribution - Records
Species: Black Rhino

Original text on this topic:
At one time occurring widely in southern Africa, the species has gradually been shot out except in parts of Natal and Zululand, the Eastern Transvaal and Portuguese East Africa, northern South West Africa, Angola and northern Bechuanaland. It occurs northwards to East Africa and westwards to Lake Chad. Recorded by Baines, 1867-70 journey, as occurring on the highveld of Rhodesia as far east as about Hartley, and by Selous, 1878-80, as being quite numerous between the Limpopo and Zambezi, the trade in their horns, which commenced about 1880, leading to their quick extinction in large areas.

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