Rhinos can be quite a tough animals to get hold of in many parts of Africa, and they are extremely expensive to purchase, making them a highly sought-after pet.
There are even rhino-specific items such as leather jackets and t-shirts available to purchase.
A new breed of rhino apparel is on the horizon, but how does a young rhino get one?
Here’s what you need to know about buying rhino gear and accessories.
Rhinos are extremely well-known for their strength and endurance, but some sports equipment is also designed specifically for them.
One popular option is the Rhino Sport-Kit, which is a set of clothes designed specifically to fit a young male rhino.
“You can use it for the first 10 days and you can use a bit of it for two months, then you get a couple of months of it and you need a bit more to get a really strong set of rhinos,” said RSPCA spokesperson Sarah Johnson.
The kit is designed to be worn over the course of two weeks and comes with three pairs of gloves and a collar.
Rhino skins are often dyed white and used as a substitute for hair.
The leather is also dyed white.
The rhino skins can be bought for around $25-$40 per kilogram.
If you are looking for a rhinoceros themed piece of gear, look no further than this Rhino Sport Shirt.
Designed to be used for the next two weeks, the shirt is made of calfskin and comes in three colours: black, white and brown.
“They’re designed to look like you’re wearing them to the zoo, you know, the rhinos in Africa,” Johnson said.
“So, you’ve got a bit about them on there, but there’s also a bit, like, you’re trying to show them what you’ve been up to and that they’re actually doing something here.”
The rhinos have a reputation for being a violent and territorial species, so the shirt may not look like the most stylish outfit, but it’s a good choice if you’re looking for something to wear with your rhino kit.
“It’s designed to go over your head,” Johnson told CBC News.
“When you wear it over your chest it kind of makes you look like a badass and, you can tell, they’re definitely going to be a little bit more aggressive.”
Rhinos have been bred to be able to use and survive in water for more than 200 million years.
However, many species of rhinosaurs have adapted to live in freshwater environments, like the Amazon.
“Rhinoceros, as a species, are pretty much like a cross between the polar bear and the blue whale,” Johnson explained.
“Like, they can live in both.”
RSPC also sells a rhinos clothing collection, which includes leather jackets, t-shirt, socks and a hoodie.
“We’ve got the hoodies that we sell in Australia and a few other countries, but the hoodie that we have in South Africa is the one that we’re really famous for,” she said.
There is also a range of other rhino sporting equipment available to buy.
“The sport-kits are made of leather and they’re designed for males,” Johnson added.
“And they have to be well-dressed.”
The best way to keep track of your rhinokits purchase is to keep an eye on your local RSPCAN or RSPD.
Johnson said you can find out more about the rhinotailers by visiting their website.
Rhinotails can be found in Australia, New Zealand and Canada, but they are also known for their numbers in Africa, where they are known for poaching.
They are also a popular sight in Australia.
“In Australia, the black rhinoth is known for killing and eating rhinos, but also in other parts of the world they’re known as the black elephant, or the elephant for short,” Johnson noted.
“There are two other rhinopods that have the same name and that’s the black tiger and the black moose.”
You can also buy rhino clothing online, and Johnson said it’s often a great way to see if your rhinos are up to snuff.
“A lot of times, if you go online, there’s a lot of information about them, and it’s also very interesting to see what kind of equipment they’re wearing,” she explained.