White Rhinocerous

Ceratotherium simum

Size: Up to 1.8m high
Habitat: Savanna
Feeding: Grass

The White Rhino is not called "White" because of its colour. It is a misinterpretation of the Afrikaans word for "wide", so-called because of its wide mouth. In fact the White Rhino is a grey/brown colour.

It is a large animal, much bigger than the Black Rhino. It also has a hump on the back of its neck.

Rhinos are renowned for the two horns on the snout. The front one (about 60 cms) is longer than one behind. White rhinos, like their Black counterparts, are under threat due to poaching for their horns.

They have a lifespan of 30 - 40 years.

These photos were taken in Laikipia, Kenya.









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