White Rhinoceros

Posted by Jakejacoby on Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:45 am

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The terms "Black and White" were confusing to me since they are not distinguished by the color of their hides.  Research tells me that both animals actually derive their color from the mud they wallow in and the dust they bathe in.  The real difference between the Black and White Rhinoceros lies in the muzzle - the White has a square-shaped one for grazing grasslands, while the Black has a triangular one for browsing.  The White actually got its name from a mistranslation of the Dutch word "wijd" that refers to the wide mouth.

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by Ron Day on Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:55 pm
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A handsome image of this rhino, Jake, and a good explanation of the differences between the Black and White Rhinoceros. Thanks for sharing this one.

by Carol Clarke on Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:22 pm
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Solidly built with a leg at each corner - that's what I always think when viewing a rhino.  :) 

Nice side view of this impressive animal, Jake.

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