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Rhinoceros
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
  • Poor eyesight
  • 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
  • Solitary
  • 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.

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