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White Rhinoceros

White Rhinoceros
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Copyright: Carlos Guitian (guitianmiranda) (105)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D50, 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Zoo de Madrid [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-08-29 16:28
Viewed: 3171
Points: 0
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
El rinoceronte blanco (Ceratotherium simum) es la mayor de las cinco especies de rinocerontes que existen en la actualidad, el segundo animal terrestre más grande y el segundo mamífero terrestre más pesado después del elefante africano. Puede llegar a los 4,2 metros de longitud y 1,85 metros de altura. Es una de las dos especies de rinocerontes que viven en la sabana africana, la otra es el rinoceronte negro (Diceros bicornis). Ambas tienen dos cuernos y están medianamente amenazadas por culpa de la caza furtiva.

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 megafaunal species left. It has a wide mouth used for grazing and is the most social of all rhino species. The White Rhino is the most common of all rhinos and consists of two subspecies: the Southern White Rhino, with an estimated 17,480 wild-living animals at the end of 2007 (IUCN 2008), and the much rarer Northern White Rhino. The northern subspecies may have as few as 12 remaining world-wide—8 captive and 4 wild—although the wild population has not been seen since 2006 and may have disappeared entirely.

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