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Rhinocerotidae sp.

Rhinoceros, often colloquially abbreviated rhino, is a name used to group five extant species of odd-toed ungulates in the family rhinocerotidae. The word rhinoceros is dervied through Latin from Ancient Greek meaning "nose"

The white rhino has an immense body and large head, a short neck and broad chest. On its snout it has two horns. The front horn is larger than the other horn and averages 90 cm in length and can reach 150 cm. The white rhinoceros also has a prominent muscular hump that supports its relatively large head. The colour of this animal can range from yellowish brown to slate grey. Most of its body hair is found on the ear fringes and tail bristles, with the rest distributed rather sparsely over the rest of the body. White rhinos have the distinctive flat broad mouth that is used for grazing.

The black rhino is the smaller of the two with a pointed type lip. Sometimes, they may develop a third smaller horn on their heads.  

  850-2400 kg


  180-200 cm


  350-460 cm


Approximate rhinoceros distribution