The Colors of the Rhino
White rhinos aren’t white and black rhinos aren’t black. All rhinos are essentially grayish-brown, but often take on the color of the surrounding substrate. As examples, these “red” white rhinos from the North Carolina Zoo, this two-toned greater one-horned rhino that just emerged from a stream in India’s Kaziranga National Park, and this black rhino with “racing stripes” from Tanzania’s Ngorogoro Crater.
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I really enjoyed this article and the photos. I live in N.C. and enjoyed seeing one of “our” Rhinos. I learned a lot. I was about to paint a picture of two Rhinos and it helped a lot.