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Loutit, B.D., 1988. The Damaraland rhino. African Wildlife 42 (2): 66-68, figs. 1-7

Location: Africa - Southern Africa - Namibia
Subject: Ecology - Habitat
Species: Black Rhino

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Damaraland, Namibia. The terrain is vast and rugged mountain ranges intercepted by wide gravel plains running into sandy gravel plains running into sandy, vegetated river beds and hot, dry valleys. Although harsh in appearance, these rivers are in fact the arteries of life for most of the desert-dwelling animals. When the annual rains fall, these rivers flow in a flood across the sandy surface nf the riverbeds, the waters then sink below to filter silently through the sand to the Atlantic Ocean. It is in this extremely and habitat that a number of black rhinoceros survive. ?Nowhere else in the world does the rhinoceros live under such stressfully arid conditions, nor in such ruggedly hostile terrain', said Professor Gideon Louw, Head of the Zoology Department at the University of Cape Town, when he visited the area.

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