|White Rhinoceros, Ceratocerium
Nakuro National Park, Kenya
This is a large and heavy rhino with a weight up to 5000 kg. It has a
massive hump on the neck. The head is very long an is carried low,
terminating in a broad square muzzle, which is easy distinguished from
the Black Rhinos muzzle. Also, the horns are longer, thinner and
straighter than on the Black Rhino. The females are similar to the
males but with longer and slender horns.
The White Rhino lives on grasslands and open savannas with scrub.
They are sociable and usually seen in family groups and even in small
herds. They are very placid and even-tempered and easy to approach. The
White Rhino is rather sedentary and each family has its own grazing area
and watering place. They are grazers, feeding during the morning and
evening. During the day they rest in the shadow.