Animal Size

White rhinoceros size: How big do they get?

How big does a White rhinoceros get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown White rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) reaches an average size of 2.59 meter (8′ 6″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). During their lifetime of about 50 years, they grow from 48.5 kg (106.92 lbs) to 2272.97 kg (5011.04 lbs). A White rhinoceros has 1 babies at once. The White rhinoceros (genus: Ceratotherium) is a member of the family Rhinocerotidae.

As a reference: Humans reach an average body size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) while carrying 62 kg (137 lbs). A human woman is pregnant for 280 days (40 weeks) and on average become 75 years old.

The average adult size of a White rhinoceros is  (8' 6

The white rhinoceros or square-lipped rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) is the largest extant species of rhinoceros. It has a wide mouth used for grazing and is the most social of all rhino species. The white rhinoceros consists of two subspecies: the southern white rhinoceros, with an estimated 19,682–21,077 wild-living animals in the year 2015, and the much rarer northern white rhinoceros. The northern subspecies has very few remaining individuals, with only two confirmed left in 2018 (two females; Fatu, 18 and Najin, 29), both in captivity. Sudan, the world’s last known male northern white rhinoceros, died in Kenya on 19 March 2018.

Animals of the same family as a White rhinoceros

We found other animals of the Rhinocerotidae family:

Animals with the same size as a White rhinoceros

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as White rhinoceros:

Animals with the same litter size as a White rhinoceros

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a White rhinoceros:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a White rhinoceros

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a White rhinoceros:

Animals with the same weight as a White rhinoceros

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Ceratotherium simum: