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White Rhino

White Rhino

White Rhino-Three White Rhino adults and1Calf: The big difference between the 2 species of rhino is the shape of the head and the mouth. As previously stated, the name "White" is a corruption of the afrikaans word "waite', meaning wide. The viewer can readily see the wide mouth on these last 5 images. This species has a mouth-shape that is best suited for grass-feeding, i.e., grazing. (The curled lip of the black rhino is more suited to wiping leaves off of a branch, i.e., 'browsing'). The skin-color of the two species is actually the same. The color of the soil or mud, in which the individual has been lying, determinines the color. The White rhino is a slightly larger animal, and it has a much better disposition. The viewer will note that the horns on these adults are deformed, because they are regrowing. Horn-amputation was a failed attempt to discourage poaching, but the poachers killed those without horns anyway! Obviously, they didn't want to expend their tracking/hunting efforts on hornless individuals. [Matopos NP, Zimbabwe].