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Southern white rhinoceros

Ceratotherium simum simum

Description:

The southern white rhino, along with its "cousin," the northern white rhinoceros, have a square lip. In comparison, the black rhino has a pointed or hooked lip. With some irony, one theory has early settlers deriving "white" from the Afrikaans word, "wyd," for "wide," when referring to the animal's lip.

Habitat:

Approximately 93% of surviving white rhinos live in South Africa. Other populations have been introduced, or reintroduced, to African nations including Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Swaziland.

Notes:

This animal was seen with several others when visiting Rhino & Lion Park outside Johannesburg.

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2 Comments

Smith Zoo
Smith Zoo 6 years ago

Thank you for joining the mission Rustic 41!

Smith Zoo
Smith Zoo 6 years ago

Great spot Rustic 41. Please consider adding this series to our Rhinos of the World mission and help us raise awareness of their plight: http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1284...

Rustic 41
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Rustic 41

Rustenburg Local Municipality, North West, South Africa

Spotted on May 27, 2011
Submitted on Feb 14, 2014

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