Rhinoceros

Names: Rhinoceros

The rhinoceros is an endangered mammal that is found in Africa and Asia.  The African species have two horns, while the Asian species have one.

The white rhino is the second largest land mammal after the elephant.  It weighs between 750 to 8,000 pounds and reaches 4.5 to 6 feet tall.

Rhinos have been hunted heavily for their horns.  As a result they are dying out.  Their population is down to the tens of thousands.

Rhinos live around 35 years.

Rhinos are usually calm and will usually run from danger rather than fight.  Rhinos like to wallow in mudholes or dirt.  The mud helps to cool them, helps their skin and protects against insect bites.