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Rhinoceros often colloquially abbreviated rhino, is a group of five extant species of odd-toed ungulates in the family rhinocerotidae. Two of these species are native to Africa and three to southern Asia. Three of the five species—the Javan, Sumatran and Black Rhinoceros—are critically endangered. The greater, one-horned Indian Rhinoceros is endangered, with fewer than 2,700 individuals remaining in the wild. The White is registered as "vulnerable", with approximately 17,500 remaining in the wild, as reported by the International Rhino Foundation.

White Rhino

White Rhinoceros

White Rhinos are found in northeast and Southern Africa. The most populace of the five rhinoceros species the white rhino lives on the African savanna. In the last century there has been a rapid decline in their numbers. The White Rhino is the largest of the rhino species. After Elephants, White Rhinos are among the largest living mammals.

White Rhinos are 12-13 feet long, and weigh up to 2 1/4 tons. A male White Rhinoceros horn can be up to 4 1/4 feet long. Male White Rhinos weigh up to 1100 lbs more than their female counter parts!

White Rhinos are generally placid and social, they are far more docile than the Black Rhinos. White Rhinos are less aggressive and more social than black rhinos. Female white rhinos form small groups of mother and calf pairs. Only the dominant white male Rhino mates within their territory.

The white rhinoceros spends about half of the day eating, one third resting, and the rest of the day doing a variety of other things. White rhinoceroses, like all species of rhinoceros, love wallowing in mudholes to cool down.

Male White Rhino’s marks territory by spraying urine, a Rhino’s territory may be 1/2 square mile.

White Rhinos carry their young for 16 months and they give birth to one young at a time.

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