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White Rhinoceros : Ceratotherium simum

 
   

Despite their names, both the black and white rhinoceroses are grey. White rhinos are square-lipped, and are grazers; black rhinos have a hooked, prehensile upper lip and are browsers.

LENGTH OF HEAD AND BODY (MALES LARGER): 3.6 - 4.2 metres
HEIGHT AT SHOULDER: 1.5 - 1.85 metres
MASS: 2 300 - 3 600 kilograms
LENGTH OF FRONT HORN (NORTHERN RACE): 95 - 200 centimetres
(SOUTHERN RACE): 95 - 101 centimetres

 


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