Featured Animal: Indian Rhinoceros

Meet our featured animal: the Indian rhinoceros!

Indian rhino in the water

Here are five fun facts about Indian rhinos:

  • The single horn on the Indian rhinoceros distinguishes it from its African counterparts, who all have two horns. Consequently, the Indian rhinoceros is also referred to as the Great One-Horned Rhinoceros
  • Weighing up to 2200 kg (4800 lb.), Indian rhinos graze in flood plain areas in Northern India and Nepal.
  • Indian rhinos have lips that are specially adapted to grasp the grass they eat (also known as prehensile lips).
  • They are considered to be good swimmers and sometimes eat the aquatic plants they encounter.
  • Rhinoceroses have poor eye sight. However, they make up for it with their exceptional hearing and sense of smell.

Learn more at our Indian rhino facts page.

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