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White Rhinoceros

Ceratotherium simum


The White Rhino was nearly extinct 100 years ago, numbers have recovered somewhat (but still to a fraction of original populations) however once again they are under intense threat from poaching for horns, even in well protected parks such as Kruger National Park. This young animal was taking a rest while his mother was drinking. Note the Red-billed Oxpecker on his back!

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Smith Zoo
Smith Zoo 9 years ago

A group of rhinos is called a crash.

Ratih Perwita
Ratih Perwita 9 years ago

what a really lovely baby rhino! Love this one!

Smith Zoo
Smith Zoo 9 years ago

Aaaah, yay! Congrats Adam!

KarenL 9 years ago

Congrats Adam, your adorable rhino calf is the star of our Facebook caption contest!

Smith'sZoo 10 years ago

To this little baby Rhino: Happy World Rhino Day! Please know that there are humans out there trying to save your kind!

Smith'sZoo 10 years ago

man these babies are so cute! thanks for joining mission Adam!

Smith'sZoo 10 years ago

Majestic animal! Please add your amazing pics to "Rhino Horn is Not Medicine" mission to help raise awareness!

chebeague3 11 years ago

Nice spotting

MaryEvans2 11 years ago

Love the bird sitting on (or behind) the baby. Adorable spotting and photo

chebeague2 11 years ago

Very cute! :)

Ietermagog 11 years ago

What a lovely baby!

turtles2penguins 11 years ago

so cute!

AdamRiley 11 years ago

Thanks for the great comments everyone, baby rhinos really are cute!

Carolina 11 years ago

omg this so incredible cute!

CourtneyVerk 11 years ago

Nice shot!

ChristyHolland 11 years ago

So cute! Nice shot!

KarenL 11 years ago

Lovely photo Adam! I was surprised at how non-aggressive & easy to approach the white rhino were - compared to their cousin the black rhino!
Please can you add this to the Symbiotic Relationships mission?

Seema 11 years ago

Sitting like a human baby. Adorable:)

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 11 years ago

Fantastic picture Adam!

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Greater Giyani Local Municipality, Limpopo, South Africa

Spotted on Jun 21, 2011
Submitted on Feb 21, 2012

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