What makes it truly Great?
The word ‘Rhinoceros’ comes from Ancient Greece, with ‘rhino’ meaning ‘nose’ and ‘ceros’ meaning horn. ‘Unicornis’ is from Latin, where ‘uni’ stands for ‘one’ and ‘cornis’ means horn). The greater one-horned rhino has a single horn which can attain a length of 8 - 24 inches (20 - 61 cm).
Used for the show of dominance, the Rhino’s horn is nothing but a mass of keratin fibres! Yet, poaching of Rhinos for their horn continues to be a major threat.
An amphibian to its core, the Rhinos love to wallow in waterholes in the summer to regulate its body temperature!
Female rhinos can give birth to one calf every 2-3 years and mating takes place throughout the year!
Rhinos are mega herbivores – they can consume over 40 kgs of vegetation in a day!