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File AvailableNeuschulz, N.; Meister, J. 1998 Nashoernern auf der Spur: Leben und uberleben einer stark bedrohten Tierfamilie. Erfurt, Verein der Zooparkfreunde in Erfurt e.V., pp. 1-52
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When galopping they can reach a speed of 45 km/h.
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File AvailableAlexander, R.McN.; Pond, C.M. 1992 Locomotion and bone strength of the white rhinoceros Ceratotherium simum. Journal of Zoology, London 227: 63-69, fig. 1, tables 1-3
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Figure 1 shows an adult Ceratotherium galloping at 6.1 m/s. Other sequences (also of adults) show speeds up to 7.5 m/s. This is slightly above the maximum speed of 7.0 m/s recorded for butfalo (Syncerus cafferr) by Alexander, Langman & Jayes (1977), but well below the 11 m/s which they recorded...
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File AvailableAlexander, R.McN.; Pond, C.M. 1992 Locomotion and bone strength of the white rhinoceros Ceratotherium simum. Journal of Zoology, London 227: 63-69, fig. 1, tables 1-3
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Locomotion and bone strength in Ceratotherium simum. The elephants, rhinoceroses and hippopotamus are the most massive of all living land animals. Owen-Smith (1988) gives mean masses for adult males of 5000 and 4000 kg for the elephants Loxodonta africana and Elephas maximum, respectively; 220...
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File AvailableSkinner, J.D.; Smithers, R.H.N. 1990 The mammals of the southern African subregion, new edition. Pretoria, University of Pretoria, pp. i-xxxii, 1-771
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When in a hurry they move with a graceful trot, timed from a vehicle as up to 28 km/h, and under stress canter and gallop at up to 40 km/h
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File AvailableSkinner, J.D.; Smithers, R.H.N. 1990 The mammals of the southern African subregion, new edition. Pretoria, University of Pretoria, pp. i-xxxii, 1-771
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White rhinoceros walk slowly, their heads held close to the ground, their nostrils in close contact with it to the extent that, in sandy soil, the broad mouth may mark clearly in the spoor. When in a hurry they move with a graceful trot, timed from a.vehicle as up to 28 km/h, and under stress ca...
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File AvailableSkinner, J.D.; Smithers, R.H.N. 1990 The mammals of the southern African subregion, new edition. Pretoria, University of Pretoria, pp. i-xxxii, 1-771
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They appear heavy-footed when walking, but are extraordinarily agile when provoked. At a gallop they can cover the ground at speed and can spin around within their own length.
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File AvailableShave, J. 1987 Port Lympne rhino and hoofstock report. Help Newsletter, Port Lympne 9: 35
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Further to our last report in Newsletter No.6. 1984, Kingo and Arusha are still the best of friends. With winter approaching we decided to take the rhino off the pasture, to enable us to prepare the paddock for next summer. During the winter months and after a heavy snowfall, Mr. Aspinall chose...
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File AvailableHappold, D.C.D. 1987 The mammals of Nigeria. Oxford, Clarendon Press, pp. i-xvii, 1-402
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rhinos can run extremely quickly, but their usual gait is a sedate walk as they browse among the shrubs.
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File AvailableHickman, G.C. 1979 An inverted tooth in a white rhinoceros. Lammergeyer 27: 46-47, fig. 1
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A gallop of 40 kph, the speed of the white rhino.
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File AvailableNairobi National Park 1976 Animal orphanage. Nairobi, Ophanage, pp. 1-16
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If it scents danger it will charge recklessly at a speed of over 20 miles an hour.
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