White rhinoceros

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White rhinoceros
Rinoceronte blanco (Ceratotherium simum), Santuario de Rinocerontes Khama, Botsuana, 2018-08-02, DD 06.jpg
White Rhinoceros
Scientific classification
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Genus:
Ceratotherium
Species:
C. simum
Binomial name
Ceratotherium simum
(Burchell, 1817)
Subspecies

Ceratotherium simum simum
Ceratotherium simum cottoni

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The white rhinoceros original range (orange: Northern (C. s. cottoni), green: Southern (C. s. simum)).

The white rhinoceros or square-lipped rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) is one of the five species of rhinoceros that still exist and is one of the few megafauna species left. It has a wide mouth used for grazing and is the most social of all rhino species.

White rhinoceroses (Ceratotherium simum) wallowing in mud. 2011, Florida

The northern subspecies has all but died out; the southern is rare.