Southern White Rhinoceros Facts & Information Guide

What Areas of the World Can You Find Southern White Rhinoceros?

Southern White Rhinoceross can be found mainly on the continent of Africa, more specifically in the following regions: South Africa, Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, Nambia, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini.

In general, the Southern White Rhinoceros can be typically found in climates that have a minimum temperature of 55 Fahrenheit and a maximum temperature of 100 Fahrenheit. 

How Big Are Southern White Rhinoceross?

Southern White Rhinoceros males are typically 5.874 feet tall. A fully grown male Southern White Rhinoceros is approximately 5060 pounds.

Females tend to be 5.9 feet tall. A fully grown female Southern White Rhinoceros is approximately 3740 pounds.

Population Status, Diet, & Attitude Towards Humans

The Southern White Rhinoceros population according to its IUCN status is considered Near Threatened. Their population in the wild is 18000. They are usually Confident towards humans and therefore could be a potential threat if engaged.

The diet of the Southern White Rhinoceros is considered Herbivore which means they eat both plant and vegetation as well as meat.

How Long Do Southern White Rhinoceros Live & How Many Offspring?

The life expectancy of a male Southern White Rhinoceros is typically 43 years. They are considered fully mature by the age of 5 years old. Females can generally be fertile for about 41 years after reaching the age of maturity.

Female Southern White Rhinoceros have 1-1 children at a time during pregnancy . The pregnancy lasts approximately 18 months. After birth, there is approximately a period of 60 months before they can become pregnant again.

The mating behaviors of the Southern White Rhinoceros are Polygynous which means A mating system where one male mates with multiple females.

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