Black rhinoceroses prefer dry landscapes. As a rule, these animals are tied to a particular place and never leave it. Even a severe drought cannot be the reason for their migration. The animals eat plant food. They prefer underbrush. The animals grab shoots with their upper lip. Neither sharp spikes or acrid juice can stop them. They eat in the morning and in the evening, and when the heat is the most intense, they stand in the shade of trees, being half asleep. Every day the animals go to drink water. Sometimes they have to cover a distance of 8-10 kilometers. The animals spend a lot of time basking in the coastal mud. This is the way to escape from the heat and insects. Sometimes the animals are so absorbed in this pleasant activity that they become easy prey for carnivorous animals, such as hyenas. In arid period, animals often drink from holes dug by elephants.
Unlike white rhinoceroses, black rhinoceroses are lone animals. If you see a couple, it is most often a mother and a cub. These animals have poor eyesight. They will not distinguish a person from a tree at a distance of 40-50 meters. Rhinos have better hearing. However, it is the sense of smell that is crucial for their survival. Rhinos move very quickly, at a heavy trot or gallop. At the same time, they are able to reach speeds of up to 48 km/h. They never show aggression towards their relatives. If a fight does start, they do not injure each other severely. The damage is limited to minor injuries on the shoulders. As a rule, the fight is started by the female. She attacks the male.