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Too Close White Rhinoceros Grazing in Grasslands  Animal,Ceratotherium simum,Geotagged,South Africa,White rhinoceros Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. The horn is enormous, such a pity that it is increasingly rare to see one. Posted 7 years ago
    1. Yes very sad, This was at at rehabiliation and breeding centre in the Umfolozi district and they had lost several to poachers who still persist in killing these marvellous creatures Posted 7 years ago
      1. It seems there is no bottom to this sadness. Last year in Tanzania I learned poachers started targeting hippo tusks, because there just aren't any Rhinos left, except for maybe a few dozen that are 24/7 GPS monitored. One may think at least those few Hippos are safe now. They are, but they can't mate with each other because they are spread too thin. Posted 7 years ago

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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. The white rhinoceros consists of two subspecies: the southern white rhinoceros, with an estimated 17,460 wild-living animals at the end of 2007, and the much rarer northern white rhinoceros.

Similar species: Odd-toed Ungulates
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Uploaded May 7, 2014. Captured May 24, 2013 00:03 in Umfolozi, Carletonville 2499, South Africa.
  • DSC-H100
  • f/5.8
  • 1/250s
  • ISO320
  • 94.5mm