the white rhinoceros

The White Rhinoceros

There are 5 species of rhinoceros worldwide. Three live in Asia (the Indian, Javan and Sumatran rhinoceros) and two in Africa (the black and the white rhinoceros). They are all critically endangered.
White rhinoceros are the largest mammals in the African bush after elephants. They live in small groups, but females isolate themselves following a gestation period of 16 months to give birth to babies, which weight 80kg. Adult rhinos weigh up to 4 tons.
Diet: their large, square mouths are designed for herbivores and they graze on the wooded plains and savannahs of Central and South Africa.

Classe 
mammalia
Famille 
rhinocerotidae
Ordre 
perissodactyla
Statut 
endangered
Longévité 
40 years
White rhinoceros are, in fact, not white, but their name stems from a confusion with the Afrikaans word "widje" (wide).