Name: Rhinoceros, Family Rhinoceros
Description: Large, gray, thick skinned mammal, having one or two horns.
Location: Africa and Southeast Asia
Special Features: Weigh up to 8000 pounds
Very thick knobby hide looks armor plated
One or two horns curving up from snout
Prehensile upper lip
Large rotating ears
Excellent sense of smell
Grow up to five feet high at shoulder
Grow up to 12 feet long
Five species of Rhinos
Live up to 35 years in wild
No natural predators
Diet: Herbivorous browser, eats leafy plants, branches, shoots, thorny wood bushes and fruit.
Neat Fact: All five species of rhinos are perilously close to extinction. They have been slaughtered for their horns.