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Rhinocerus

Ceratotherium simum simum

Description:

The Southern White Rhinoceros has a thick grey hide and two long horns on its snout. They also have a wide, straight upper lip. Their legs are fairly slim, allowing them to run up to speeds of 45 kpm, which is amazing for their size. Rhinoceros have poor eyesight but their sense of smell is very good.

Habitat:

Savannah

Notes:

Other names: Square-lipped Rhinoceros, Wide-lipped Rhinoceros Scientific Name: Ceratotherium simum simum IUCN Status: Near Threatened Height: 3.7–4 m Weight: Up to 2.4 tonnes Gestation: 16 months Number of young: 1

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3 Comments

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 8 years ago

A beautiful image...

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 8 years ago

Hi Gregoria, this is a brilliant capture. Thank you for sharing. The perfect example of it's docile manner! To celebrate World Rhino Day today please add it to our mission:
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1284...

Carolina
Carolina 10 years ago

What a beautiful picture Gregoria!

Dublin 2, Ireland

Spotted on Aug 11, 2010
Submitted on May 14, 2011

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