There are 2 subspecies of white rhinoceros: The Northern White and the Southern White Rhinoceros. They both live in Africa.
Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia
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.
Check out this informative video:
1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Rhinoceros, 2007.
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