Southern-white Rhinoceros

Southern White Rhinoceros Ceratotherium simum

White rhinos share much of their habitat with the more imperiled black rhino. White rhinos have wider mouths and longer ears.

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ORIGIN:
Central and southern Africa

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HABITAT:
Grasslands and open woodlands

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
2-4 tons
Length: 5-6 ft

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DIET:
Grasses

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PREDATORS:
Lions and hyenas

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Large horns

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REPRODUCTION:
17-month gestation; sexually mature at 5 yrs

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THREATS:
Habitat loss and human hunting

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
50 yrs in the wild

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