What do white rhinos eat?

White rhinos are herbivores but that probably doesn't help much since a lot of animals are also herbivores; they eat short grass (about 20 inches). Mainly, they eat a grass called panicum but they eat other grasses such as pennisetum, urochloa, and digiteria. They will carefully avoid unpalatable grasses. The food that they eat is low in energy, so they eat for long periods of the day. A rhino will eat between 27-37 lb. (60-80 kg) a day and will spend about 50% of its daylight hours feeding. Sometimes they are seen eating soil, particularly around termite mounds where they obtain certain minerals not otherwise available to them.