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Rhinoceros often colloquially abbreviated rhino, is a group of five extant species of odd-toed ungulates in the family rhinocerotidae. Two of these species are native to Africa and three to southern Asia. Three of the five species—the Javan, Sumatran and Black Rhinoceros—are critically endangered. The greater, one-horned Indian Rhinoceros is endangered, with fewer than 2,700 individuals remaining in the wild. The White is registered as "vulnerable", with approximately 17,500 remaining in the wild, as reported by the International Rhino Foundation.

Rhinoceros Information

Rhinoceros Facts and Information

- Rhinoceroses are frequently killed by humans for their valuable horns, made of keratin (like human hair and fingernails).

- Both African subspecies of the rhinoceros have two horns, while the Indian and Javan rhinoceroses have two.

- Rhinoceroses have great hearing and smell, but poor vision.

- Many rhinoceroses live to be over 60 years old.

- Nearly all rhinoceros species are listed as critically endangered.

- The white rhinoceros is the second most massive land animal in the world, along with the Indian rhinoceros and the hippopotamus.

- The largest white rhinoceros was 10,000 pounds.

- The name of the black rhinoceros was chosen to distinguish it from the white rhinoceros. However, they have a very similar color.

- The Javan Rhino is likely the rarest mammal in the world.

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