Southern White Rhino - Ceratotherium simum simum
Southern White Rhino - Ceratotherium simum simum

Southern White Rhino - Ceratotherium simum simum

The Southern White Rhino is the most common and widespread subspecies of Rhinoceros in the world. They are also one of the largest and heaviest species of Land animal alive today, only African and Indian Elephants are larger.

The southern white rhino lives on the Savannahs of southern Africa, ranging from South Africa to  Zambia  but almost all of them (around 93%) can be South Africa alone.
 
White Rhinos are grazing animals who's diet consists almost exclusively of grass, they need to eat on a daily basis, consuming up to 120lbs or nearly 55kg of grass a day but can survive for 4 to 5 days without water.

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