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My White Rhino report
The White Rhino is a type of rhinoceros so is the black Rhino, Summation Rhino etc.
The White Rhino are up to 4 metres in length, 1.8 metres in height, 2500 kilograms in weight.
White Rhinos are mammals which mean they are warm blooded and their babies are born live.
The White Rhino has two horns; one is shorter than the other. White Rhinos have bad eyesight which means they can’t see when predators are close by. The White Rhinos lip is big, its 20cm wide. White Rhinos are not white, they are a yellowish brown, they are called White Rhinos because it stands for the word wide, describing their lip.
White Rhinos best friend is the tick tick bird because it eats all the bugs on the White Rhinos skin. The calves are able to stand in one hour. White Rhinos are related to the tapir and the horse.
The White Rhino’s scientific name is Ceratotheriumsimum. White Rhinos are more active in the morning than in the evening. There are only 18 700 left in the wild.
The White Rhino lives in the grasslands of Africa and the forests of Asia. They are also found in Kenya and Zimbabwe. They live in the savannah where there is short grass and water.
Rhinos are herbivores, which mean they don’t eat meat. White Rhinos eat plants and grass. White Rhinos eat one to two percent of their own weight each day. White Rhinos spend half the day in the morning and evening and night eating.
They are mostly found in wood land interspersed with grassy opening with thick bush cover.
Problems for White noRhi – Climate Change.
There is less rain so there is no food or water. When there is no rain the plants can’t grow so there is no food for the White Rhino.
White Rhinos like to roll in the mud to keep cool as well as keep the flies off. Calves like to stay near their mothers at all times.
Threats to the White Rhino
Humans are poaching killing for the White Rhinos horns. Poachers have set traps to kill the White Rhino.
The White Rhinos natural predators are humans, hyenas and lions.
The zoo problem is that they have to get used to humans so when they set them free there will not be humans around.
Comparison of zoo habitat and natural habitat
How they are alike:
- They have tree stumps, mud etc
- They both have grass for them to eat
How they are different:
- In the wild they have a huge amount of space unlike in the zoo.
- The zoos feed them hay.
- In the wild they have to find their own food.
- Zoos feed them
So that’s the White Rhino related to tapir and horse. Did you find out good information?
Article posted October 12, 2010 at 06:02 PM •
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