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Latin name

 

Ceratotherium simum

Family

 

Large mammals

Size

 

1,8 m

Weight

 

2000 - 2300 kg (m)1400 - 1500 kg (f)

Colour

 

Grey, but taking on colour of the mud in which the animals performs its ablutions, and the local soil.

Appearance

 

The larger white species is also distinguishable by a hump at the back of the neck, a longer head and a wider square muzzle.

Habitat

 

Flat, grassy plains, with adequate bush cover and water readily available.