About Greater One Horned Rhino
Indo- Nepal terai and Northern West Bengal, and Assam
1.70 m (5.7 feet)
3.50 m (11.7 feet)
1800 to 2800 kg
>4000 in India and Nepal combined
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The rhino is the fourth largest land animal
Habitat and distribution
At present, the species are restricted to small patches in the Indo-Nepal Terai, northern parts of West Bengal, and Assam. Formerly they were extensively distributed in the Brahmaputra and Gangetic valley.
Within India, rhinos are mainly found in the seven Protected Areas viz. - Kaziranga NP, Pobitara WLS, Orang NP, Manas NP in Assam, Jaldapara NP and Gorumara NP in West Bengal and Dudhwa NP in Uttar Pradesh. In addition, a transient population is also observed in Katerniaghat WLS in Uttar Pradesh and Valmiki TR in Bihar, which experience visits of rhinos from adjoining Nepal.