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WILL HE MAKE ADULTHOOD - WHITE RHINOCEROS - Ceratotherium simum - WIT RENOSTER

Magriet Meintjes

TOLWE, South Africa

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The endangered White Rhinoceros
Captured: THE KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, SOUTH AFRICA
Nikon D50
2013/11/05 12:23:43.2
Lens:VR 80-400mm F/4.5-5.6 D
Focal Length: 310mm
1/400 sec – F/5.3
Sensitivity: Sensitivity: ISO 400

WHITE RHINOCEROSCeratotherium simum
DESCRIPTION:
Shoulder height: 1,8m Mass: Up to 2 000kg
GESTATION:
18 Months, single calf at intervals of three years.
The jaw is square and the head is carried low., larger than the black rhinoceros, it is by contrast, far more placid and less prone to attack.
Curious by nature, tapping sounds draw its attention. In the event of a fast approach, get behind a tree.
Eyesight is poor, but both hearing and smell are acute.
The tail loops over the back when the animal is on the move.
It can reach of up to 40km/h over short distances.
It is fond of mud wallows and rubbing posts which are often polished to a fine surface.
The calf walks in front of the mother.
They are grass eaters.

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