A picture of an indian rhino.

Indian Rhinoceros

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The Indian rhinoceros is a species of rhinoceros from South-East Asia.

Indian rhinos are the second largest mammals in their native area after the Asian elephant.

A picture of an indian rhino.

Indian Rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis) in the Toronto Zoo.

Rhinos with their thick skin and a horn on their noses remind me of dinosaurs but they are of course mammals. I don’t think most people would want an rhinoceros as a pet.

Indian rhinoceros.

Indian rhinoceros taking a bath on a hot summer day, Toronto Zoo.

In the wild Indian rhinos as considered to be a vulnerable species due to habitat destruction, even through, apart from humans, very few creatures pose any threat at all to an Indian rhino — tigers being about the only predators that attack them.

Further Readings:

Indian rhinoceros on Wikipedia.
Great Indian rhinoceros on the Toronto Zoo website.
Last updated: August 27, 2014

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