Rhino - White
(Ceratotherium simum)
Afrikaans
Zulu
: uMkhombe
: -----
Mass  
Gestation
Life span
Mating season
: Around 2 ton
: 16 - 18 months - 1 Calf  of about 40 Kg
: 40 - 45 years.
: Any time
The white Rhino is a grazer, and is noticeable on the big head that is held quite low to the ground. The mouth, with the square mouth is made for grazing. The shape of the mouth, being "wide", is one of the reasons the name "White Rhino" stands today.
The Dutch referred to the WIDE mouth as "wijd", which sound like "white" in English. Although, some say that the white Rhino is slightly lighter then the Black Rhino, but is almost not noticeable, as the colour changes due to the mud they role in.
Besides the different shape head compare the Black Rhino, they have on the top of their spine, slightly more towards the rear, an bump, which is absent in the Black Rhino as well.
The white Rhino is mild tempered, and often graze in family groups. The male's marking their territories with their dung in large midden's. In the mating season the females are held sometimes forcefully within the male's territories, to mate with. The calf, when moving along, walks ahead of the mother. The female horn is more slender and often longer then that of the male, and with that, besides using it as a defence mechanism and uprooting the ground, to guide the calf from behind if necessary. Their eyesight is poor, but their hearing and smell acute. Territorial bulls urinate backwards in a fine controlled spray, and trees and bushes are marked with their horns.
                               
                         
The dung of the white Rhino is recognizable due to the mainly grass content of it. They can reach a speed of up to 40km/h over short distances. The horn is made of hair, and when cut off, will grow again.
Rhino - Black
(Diceros bicornis)
Males can breed at 7-8 years, the female at 5-7 years. The calves can walk within 3 hours of birth. The Black Rhino is smaller then the white, is very aggressive when it comes to  defending its territory. They are more solitary then the white Rhino, and only come together to mate. The head is held high, and is smaller than that of the white Rhino, and has a pointed upper lip. With that lip, it breaks of branches and leaves to eat.
Afrikaans
Zulu
Mass  
Gestation
Life span
Mating season
: uMkhombe
: -----
: 900 - 1000 Kg
: 15 - 16 months - 1 Calf  of about 40 Kg
: 40 years.
: Any time
The Black Rhino is a browser.
Their eyesight is poor, and can only focus about 20-23 meters. For that reason, an charging Black Rhino is often mistaken as an aggressive display, but often it is nothing more then an investigation of "who is there" because of their poor eyesight. Fighting among rival males can be very violent, and serious wound can be inflicted to one and other. The horn can grow up to 1,2 meter.
The calf walks behind the mother, which helps the baby to walk through the thick bush, as the mother makes a path, but it is an disadvantage for the mother to protect it from a potential predator from behind. They can reach a speed of 45km/h. The dung from the Black rhino is recognizable by the presents of pieces of sticks, and cut at the ends in an angle of 45 degrees, matching the bite
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