The Indian Rhinoceros
The Indian rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis), also called the greater one-horned rhinoceros and great Indian rhinoceros, is Rhinoceros native to the Indian subcontinent. It is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List, as populations are fragmented and restricted to less than 20,000 km2 (7,700 sq mi). Moreover, the extent and quality of the rhino’s most important habitat, alluvial grassland and riverine forest, is considered to decline due to human and livestock encroachment.
Top 5 Fact About Indian Rhinoceros
Rhinoceros don’t have sharp eyes. They are short sighted which means they can’t see far.
They have sensitive ears and a keen sense of smell with them they watch out for enemies.
Adult Rhinoceros are very strong. Not even a Tiger would dare to attack on this powerful animal.
- Wait of a male Rhinoceros is around 2.2 tones and that of a female Rhinoceros is around 1.6 tones
Some of the seeds germinate after passing through the gut of a Rhinoceros.
You know you can spot Rhinoceros in Dudhwa National Park. There are about 25 Rhinoceros found.