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The name rhinoceros means ‘nose horn’ and is often shortened to rhino.
There are five different species of rhinoceros, three native to southern Asia and two native to Africa. They are the Black Rhinoceros, White Rhinoceros, Indian Rhinoceros, Javan Rhinoceros and Sumatran Rhinoceros.
All five species of rhinoceros can grow to weigh over 1000 kg (2200 lb.).
White rhino can weigh over 3500 kg (7700 lb.).
White rhinoceros are generally considered the second largest land mammal (after the elephant).
Three of the five rhinoceros species are listed as being critically endangered.
Rhinoceros have thick, protective skin.
Relative to their large body size, rhinoceros have small brains.
Rhinoceros horns are made from a protein called keratin, the same substance that fingernails and hair are made of.
Rhinoceros are often hunted by humans for their horns.
Rhinoceros are herbivores (plant eaters).
A group of rhinoceros is called a ‘herd’ or a ‘crash’.
Despite their name, White Rhinoceros are actually grey.
Know your Rhino
The Javan rhinoceros (Rhinoceros sondaicus) is one of the most endangered large mammals in the world
The Indian rhinoceros, or greater one-horned rhinoceros, (Rhinoceros unicornis) has a single horn 20 to 100 cm long
The name black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) was chosen to distinguish this species from the white rhinoceros
There are two subspecies of white rhino: the southern white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum simum) and the northern white rhinoceros
Conservation status: Near Threatened to Critically Endangered
Near threatened: Southern White Rhinoceros
Vulnerable: Greater One-Horned Rhinoceros
Critically endangered: Black Rhinoceros, Northern White Rhinoceros, Javan Rhinoceros, Sumatran Rhinoceros
The market in rhinoceros horns has lead to significant threats to rhinos due to poaching.
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