White Rhinoceros

(Ceratotherium simum)

The prehistoric looking white rhino is the larger of the two rhinoceros found in KwaZulu Natal. They are not however white in colour but are grey. They only became ‘white rhino’ through early English speaking settlers mistranslating the Dutch name given to them. ‘wyd rhino’, meaning wide, describing the animals mouth which is ideally suited grazing grass.


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