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Scientific Name: Ceratotherium simum
The second largest land mammal. Shoulder height up to 1,8m; weight males 2 – 2,3 tonnes, females 1,3 – 1,6 tonnes. Requires grasslands, thick cover and water close together, and prefers flat or gently undulating terrain. Gestation 16 months. Single calves are born at any time of year. Birth weight 40kg. Wean at 12 -18 months, sometimes as late as 2 years, and stay with the mother for 2-3 years. Active at any time of the day or night, but tends to avoid the midday heat and cold weather by lying up in cover. It spends about 50% of the time feeding.