Species: White Rhinoceros, Rhinocéros blanc (Fr); Rinoceronte (Sp)
Scientific name: Ceratotherium simum
Conservation Status: Near Threatened
White rhinos are the second largest land mammal after the elephant. Adult males can reach 1.85m in height and tip the scales at a massive 3.6 tonnes. Females are considerably smaller but can still weigh in at an impressive 1.7 tonnes. Compared to black rhinos, white rhinos have a longer skull, a less sharply defined forehead and a more pronounced shoulder hump. They have almost no hair and two horns. The front horn averages 60 cm, but occasionally reaches 150 cm in length. Main strongholds: South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Kenya.
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