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Endangered African Species: White Rhinoceros

Animal

The white rhino is an endangered animal that lives on the African continent. It is already extinct in Sudan and Central Africa. There are subspecies of white rhino, including northern white rhino and southern white rhino. Unfortunately, the Northern White Rhinoceros is already extinct. The Southern White Rhinoceros is still alive, but it has been pointed out that it is likely to become extinct. Therefore, the white rhino is in a very critical situation as a whole, and it is an animal that requires conservation activities.

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Habitat

White rhinos are distributed throughout Africa, but have already become extinct in some areas. Ceratotherium simum is a perissodactyl that is classified in the mammalian class Perissodactyla, rhinoceros family, and genus White rhinoceros.The scientific name is Ceratotherium simum, and the English name is White rhinoceros. They are herbivorous animals that eat a lot, so they put a lot of grass into their mouths. It is an animal that is often introduced along with lions and other animals in information about events at zoos.

Characteristic

The white rhino is 3,7-4m long and weighs 2,3t. It is a large animal and has a large body. The biggest feature is the horn, and humans sometimes hunt at this horn. It has two corners in the front and back, and is about 15-40 cm long. It is the largest of the rhinos, and males are larger than females. White rhinos live in the grasslands of Africa, sometimes forming groups of dozens of them. Rhinoceros have a keen sense of hearing and smell, and the smell left on the ground allows them to find their companions. White rhinos often play in the water or mud when they find a puddle to avoid the heat of the sun.

Ecology

White rhinos prefer a vegetable diet. I like to eat leaves, resins, and fruits. I often drink water in the water. The breeding form is embryo. There is no fixed breeding season, and they breed all year round. The gestation period is about 500 days, and you can give birth to 1-3 animals at a time. Children live with their parents for a while and become independent a few years later. It has a very long lifespan and can live for about 35-40 years. There is a record of living in captivity for about 50 years.

Endangered species

White rhinos, including subspecies, have very few survivors overall. There are five types of rhinos in the world, two of which are in danger of extinction, and the other three are at a level where protection policies are urgently needed. Rhinoceros are often hunted by humans, especially those looking for horns. Many rhinos were sacrificed because they are used as an ingredient in Chinese medicine in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore. Currently, only 10,000 white rhinos are alive, and African conservation groups are working hard to protect them.

Breeding

White rhinos are endangered and are quite difficult for the average person to breed. So watch it at the zoo or go to the African Continent.

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