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White rhinoceros
White Rhinoceros
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Perissodactyla
Family: Rhinocerotidae
Genus: Ceratotherium
Species: C. simum
Binomial name
Ceratotherium simum
(Burchell, 1817)

Ceratotherium simum simum
Ceratotherium simum cottoni

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.

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

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