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9980ex White Rhino portrait

9980ex  White Rhino portrait

We were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to see both the White and Black Rhinos on our safari. This one is a "bit less" endangered than the black, but both face severe safety concerns due to poaching. This one was found in the Lake Nakuru area, Kenya.

Technically, this is the Southern White Rhino. There are only a handful of the Northern White Rhinos still alive, unfortunately.

More photos to come! Here is my African safari link

The white rhinoceros or square-lipped rhinoceros is the largest extant species of rhinoceros. It has a wide mouth used for grazing and is the most social of all rhino species. Wikipedia
Conservation status: Near Threatened (Population increasing) Encyclopedia of Life
Scientific name: Ceratotherium simum
Lifespan: 40 – 50 years
Gestation period: 16 – 18 months
Mass: Male: 5,100 lbs, Female: 3,700 lbs
Height: Male: 5.6 – 6.1 ft. (At Shoulder), Female: 5.2 – 5.8 ft. (At Shoulder)
Did you know: White rhinos have two horns, the front one averaging 60 centimetres long, but occasionally reaching 150 centimetres. animalcorner.co.uk


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Photo taken @ Nakuru on 19 July 2018 (© jjjj56cp / Flickr)

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