AnAge entry for Ceratotherium simum

Classification (HAGRID: 03075)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Perissodactyla
                Family: Rhinocerotidae
                    Genus: Ceratotherium
Species
Ceratotherium simum
Common name
White rhinoceros
Synonyms
Rhinoceros burchellii, Rhinoceros camus, Rhinoceros simus, Ceratotherium simum simum

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
45 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 671
Sample size
Large
Data quality
High
Observations

Even though animals may be sexually mature by age 4, they normally do not reproduce until later. In the wild, a 36-year-old female was still reproductively active. Potential longevity has been estimated at 40-50 years [0434]. One wild born specimen was still alive in captivity at about age 45 [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
1,643 days
Male sexual maturity
1,643 days
Gestation
515 days
Weaning
365 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
0.4
Inter-litter interval
1,009 days
Weight at birth
52,500 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
2,175,000 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
98%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 625001
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9807
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