White Rhino

Ceratotherium Simum

White Rhino

Weight: ±1900kg's
Longevity: 40 - 50 years

Behavior

White rhinos are much large than the black rhinos, nearly double the weight.

Rhinos are very curious creatures and will often come closer to investigate a strange smell or noise. Their eye sight is very poor, but this is compensated by amazing hearing and smell. They are able to move their ears co-dependently to detect different noises. 

The horn on their face is made from keratin and carries no medicinal properties at all. It is used for defense as well as fighting.

White rhinos prefer open savannah and wood lands vegetation.

Social Structure

The bulls are usually solitary and actively defend their territory from other bulls, where as the cows are more social and are often found in small groups consisting of other females and their young. The bulls will also join these groups from time to time.

Diet

White rhinos are grazers(eat grass). This is why they have a square shaped mouth so that they are able eat grass low to the ground.

Breeding

White rhinos give birth to a single calf, the gestation last for 18 months.

Threats

Poaching of rhinos is currently a huge problem, asian cultures believe the horn is able to cure various ailments such as hang overs, cancer, flu and many more. This, however, is completely untrue.