The Critically Endangered White Rhinoceros

There are 2 subspecies of white rhinoceros: The Northern White and the Southern White Rhinoceros. They both live in Africa.

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Perissodactyla
Family: Rhinocerotidae
Genus: Ceratotherium
Species: C. simum
1. Ceratotherium simum simum
2. Ceratotherium simum cottoni

The white rhinoceros is considered to be critically endangered. According to the BBC, there are only 13 northern white rhinoceros in the world as of this year. The southern variety is more plentiful, but this fact is nothing to be comfortable with in the least bit. They too are close to extinction.

Conservation status


Critically endangered

Check out this informative video:

I truly hope this video and post gave you valuable information, and inspire you to help the white rhinoceros.Until next time…Live Exotically,

Kimberly Edwards :D

References Cited:
1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Rhinoceros, 2007.

P.S. I found this great little book, which is packed with information on the rhinoceros. I hope you check it out:


Endangered Rhinoceros (Earth’s Endangered Animal)
 P.P.S. You can adopt a rhino at: African Wildlife Fund

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