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White Rhinos are very quiet in zoos. The reason why White Rhinos are endangered is because they are hunted for their horns. The White Rhino are related to the horse and tapir families.
White Rhinos live in the African Savannah or the grassland of Eastern Southern Africa. They live with a few trees and it’s too dry for forests to grow in the Savannah grasslands. It rains three months a single year in the savannah grasslands too.
The White Rhino are herbivores that mean they only eat plants. White Rhino’s main diet is grass; the grass they eat would be up to 50.8 inches (20cm) high.
The young baby Rhino does not play and run away from his or her mother. It stays very close to its mother. Sometimes the adult Rhino can get very disturbed and annoyed by all sorts of things like its babies, people and others.
Hair: The hair is made out of ear fringes and also tail bristles.
Horns: The front horn is about 60-150cm long, longer than its black horn. A male’s horn is thicker than female horns.
Lip: The lip of a White Rhino is about 20cm long, the upper lip of a White Rhino is shaped like a square and some people call a White Rhino, ‘a squared lipped rhino.’
The climate change affects the White Rhino by droughts; it puts them in danger if the waterholes dry up which means they have to travel until they find water.
The White Rhino are found in eastern and Southern grasslands of Africa.
All animals have species like a White Rhino it’s:
Name: Ceratotherium simum-squared lipped Rhino
Humans have threatened the White Rhino by cutting their horns and selling them, they also use them for Asian sword handles. They leave White Rhinos to die after they finish cutting off their horns.
• An Adults predator is humans and a calf’s predator is tigers, lions and humans.
• Humans are mostly to blame because the White Rhinos horns getting cut off by them.
Bred in Captivity
The new dangers for White Rhinos in captivity are that there is not enough space and it’s hard to breed when people are around. Also mothers and babies should stay in a different cage than fathers.
The White Rhinos natural habitat is unsafe because there are poachers wandering around. Al
so you don’t get given food in the wild, you have to find food yourself. There is not a lot of room in the wild than the zoos.
The White Rhino is being killed mostly by humans; humans kill them for their horns. White Rhinos are wonderful creatures and we should stop killing them because soon they will become extinct.
Article posted October 12, 2010 at 04:14 PM •
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