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White rhinoceros - Ceratotherium simum The white rhinoceros or square-lipped rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) is the largest and most numerous species of rhinoceros that exists. 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 (IUCN 2008), and the much rarer northern white rhinoceros. The northern subspecies has very few remaining, with seven confirmed individuals left (including those in captivity). Ceratotherium simum,Geotagged,South Africa,White rhinoceros,ceratotherium simum,kruger national park,perissodactyla,rhinocerotidae,south africa,white rhinoceros Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

White rhinoceros - Ceratotherium simum

The white rhinoceros or square-lipped rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) is the largest and most numerous species of rhinoceros that exists. 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 (IUCN 2008), and the much rarer northern white rhinoceros. The northern subspecies has very few remaining, with seven confirmed individuals left (including those in captivity).

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  1. Absolutely stunning that you have seen these in the wild, let's hope we can enjoy these threatened species for much longer still. Posted 5 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. The northern subspecies has very few remaining, with only five confirmed individuals left, all in captivity.

Similar species: Odd-toed Ungulates
Species identified by Massimiliano Maxfear Sticca
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By Massimiliano Maxfear Sticca

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Uploaded Dec 28, 2014. Captured Aug 12, 2012 07:49 in Kruger National Park, Sabie River Road, Kruger Park, South Africa.
  • NIKON D3S
  • f/7.1
  • 10/4000s
  • ISO800
  • 700mm