Rhino Mother and Daughter

White Rhinoceros or Square-lipped rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) or to be more precise the subspecies Southern White Rhino (Ceratotherium simum simum).


A popular theory of the origins of the name White Rhinoceros is a mistranslation from Dutch to English. The English word "white" in English is said to have been derived by mistranslation of the Dutch word "wijd", which means "wide" in English.


The word "wide" refers to the width of the Rhinoceros mouth. So early English-speaking settlers in South Africa misinterpreted the "wijd" for "white" and the rhino with the wide mouth ended up being called the White Rhino and the other one, with the narrow pointed mouth, was called the Black Rhinoceros. Ironically, Dutch (and Afrikaans) later used a calque of the English word, and now also call it a white rhino.


Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Rhinoceros


Photo details:

Lake Nakuru National Park - Kenya (Africa)

Camera: Canon EOS 50D

Exposure: 0.017 sec (1/60)

Aperture: f/5.6

Focal Length: 400 mm

ISO Speed: 400

Exposure Bias: 0 EV

Lens: Sigma 120-400mm f/4.5-5.6 APO DG OS HSM


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    Fantastic!!! Nakuru is a great place!!! Sweet rhino calf!!!
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Taken on September 12, 2009
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