Rhinocerous - Animal World Special Images
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Black Rhino-1st Image

Black Rhino-1st Image

1st Image: Black Rhino male urinating. The designations 'Black' or 'White' applied to the two species have nothing to do with the normal gray color of the animal. The color is determined by the color of the mud or soil in which it was rolling. The Black Rhino's smaller lips are pointed to facilitate browsing, and the upper lip wraps around the lower to facilitate stripping leaves off bushes & shrubs, and the head is smaller than the white rhino's. The 'white' in the other species is a corruption of the Africans word for wide because of its wide, vacuum-cleaner mouth. A yellowbilled egret is taking the bath, but hoping to get some insects flying out of the grass. [Lake Karibe, Zimbabwe].These anatomical differences are well illustrated on the following Rhino pages. SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE >>All of the following images are of the same Black Rhino doing some things that are not often seen. Here he is giving a bird (cattle egret) a 'bath'. I have never seen this before.