FACT: Because rhinos tend to be the color of their last mud bath it can be difficult to distinguish between the white and black rhinos. However, you can determine the type of rhino by the shape of its mouth. Black rhinos have a pointed upper lip of the browser, while white rhinos have a flat wide muzzle. Their body shapes are slightly different too; white rhino have a longer neck and head and are slightly taller with longer tails. The black rhino has a more evenly proportioned body with a slightly dipped back.