The pre-historic-looking White Rhinoceros (Rhino) is native to the plains of southern Africa.
It has a wide mouth for feeding on grass (unlike the similarly-coloured Black Rhino, which has a mouth which narrows to a point for feeding on foliage).
The Southern White Rhino is shown here. Very few of the rare Northern White Rhino subspecies from the Congo remain in the wild.
The White and the Black Rhinos, both grey-coloured, have two horns.
All rhino populations have been and continue to be decimated by hunting and poaching for their horns.
An adult is some 6 feet tall at the shoulder. Male and female are of similar appearance but males are heavier.
The adjective "white" in the name is said to be derived from the Dutch/Afrikaans word for "wide" referring to the wide mouth
and the rhino is sometimes called the Square-lipped today to differentiate from the "Hook-lipped" or "Black" Rhino.