Kingdom : Animalia
                    Class : Mammalia
                 Family : Rhinicerotidae
  Scientific Name : Rhinoceros Unicornis

                 Size(L) : 1.7m - 2m(5.6ft - 6.6ft)
                Weight  : 2,200kg - 3000kg
                                (4,900lbs - 6,600lbs)
           Top Speed : 42km/h (30mph)
            Life Span : 45 - 50 years

                Colour : Brown, Grey, Black
           Skin Type : Leather
Special Features : Hard, thick skin and 
                               only one horn
  1. The Indian Rhinoceros is a small species of rhinoceros found in India and Nepal.
  2. They are also known as the Great One-Horned Rhinoceros and the Asian One-Horned Rhinoceros.
  3. They are very closely related to the Javan Rhinoceros.
  4. They get their name from having a single horn instead of two.
  5. They use this horn to dig up roots and break branches for feeding and also to defend themselves.
  6. Their horn is made up of Keratin and is known to be very strong.
  7. Interestingly, their horn is used in ancient medicine and they get illegally poached for their horns.
  8. They inhabit the forests and tall grasslands surrounding the Himalayan Mountain ranges.
  9. Though they have poor eyesight, they have a very keen sense of hearing and smell.
  10. They are herbivore feeding on leaves, fruits, berries, buds, flowers and roots.
  11. Their natural predators are the wild cats which prey on the calves and the weak individuals.
  12. Humans have posed a great threat to them by poaching them extensively for their horns.
  13. Indian Rhinoceros is a solitary animal that gets together with other individuals only to mate.
  14. The females give birth to a single calf after a year-long gestation.
  15. The calves are looked after by their mothers till they are around 2 years old and are independent.
  16. Habitat loss through deforestation and human poaching have made the Indian Rhinoceros an endangered species today.

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