Original Research

Horn growth rates of free-ranging white and black rhinoceros

D.J. Pienaar, A.J. Hall-Martin, P.M. Hitchins
Koedoe | Vol 34, No 2 | a426 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v34i2.426 | © 1991 D.J. Pienaar, A.J. Hall-Martin, P.M. Hitchins | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 23 September 1991 | Published: 23 September 1991

About the author(s)

D.J. Pienaar, University of Pretoria, South Africa
A.J. Hall-Martin, National Parks Board, South Africa
P.M. Hitchins, Kangwane Parks Corporation, South Africa

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The intrinsic and observed anterior hom growth of white and black rhinoceroses is discussed. The effect of age and hom rubbing on hom growth is explained. Species and sex related differences in hom size and mass are investigated.


Anterior hom growth, white rhinoceros, black rhinoceros, intrinsic hom growth, observed hom growth, hom length, hom circumference, hom mass.


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