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Southern White Rhinoceros
White rhinos live in groups of about 14 female animals. Most males are solitary. Can run up to 30 miles per hour.
Grazers, eating mostly grass.
Throughout South Africa, including Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Mozambique.
Conservation efforts have been relatively successful for this species, making it the most abundant subspecies of rhino in the world.
- Can run up to 30 miles per hour.
- The term “white rhino” may have come from the Dutch term for “wide” and have nothing to do with coloration. It likely refers to the boxy shape of the rhino’s mouth.
Ceratothrium simum simum
Animalia, Chordata, Mammalia, Perissodactyla, Rhinocerotidae
Place of Birth
Light to dark grey
35 -45 years