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White Rhinoceros

Ceratotherium simum

Description:

The White Rhinoceros or Square-lipped rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) is one of the five species of rhinoceros that still exist. It has a wide mouth used for grazing and is the most social of all rhino species.

Notes:

taken at Mabula Reserve, South Africa, Dec 2011

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9 Comments

Smith Zoo
Smith Zoo 7 years ago

Rhino pregnancies last 15 – 16 months!
That’s amazing! Consider, however, that a female elephant will carry a fetus for close to two years! Camels and giraffes have gestation periods lasting 13 to 14 months, while female horses, sea lions and dolphins can require up to a year to give birth.

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 8 years ago

Hi Andhi, a friendly reminder that you may add your amazing photo to the Rhino mission to help raise awareness of its plight : http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1284...
Happy World Rhino Day!

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 8 years ago

Majestic animal! Please add your amazing pics to "Rhino Horn is Not Medicine" mission to help raise awareness!
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1284...

wayne.sprocky
wayne.sprocky 9 years ago

Andhi, come and join us on www.sagr.co,za There is lots to learn and you can post your photos here and discuss any wildlife topics!

wayne.sprocky
wayne.sprocky 9 years ago

My pleasure. It is very easy to confuse them...just remember, Black has hook lip, white has flat, broad mouth.

Andhi Priatmoko
Andhi Priatmoko 9 years ago

thanks, wayne for the info..:)

wayne.sprocky
wayne.sprocky 9 years ago

Very nice shot, but it is a White Rhino.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 9 years ago

Great spotting Andhi! The birds on the rhino are red-billed oxpeckers (Buphagus erythrorhynchus).

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Pretty birds on top of the Rhino.

Andhi Priatmoko
Spotted by
Andhi Priatmoko

Bela Bela Local Municipality, Limpopo, South Africa

Spotted on Dec 2, 2011
Submitted on Dec 24, 2011

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