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  • English name
    Indian Rhinoceros
  • ClassificationPerissodactyla Rhinocerotidae
  • Scientific nameRhinoceros Unicornis

Indian Rhinoceros
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The Indian Rhinoceros's horn has been popular as a medicine for a long time. To get the horn, the Indian Rhinoceros was hunted. Now, only about 200 remain.

Size & Weight (Adult)

Body length: 3.1-4.2m
Tail length: 60-80cm
Weight: 1.5-3.5t

(Source: Doubutsu Sekai-isan* Red Data Animals Kodansha) (*World Animal Heritage)

Where they live

They live in swamps and forests in India and Nepal.

What they eat

They are plant-eaters and like grass, bark, and sometimes fruit. They look strong but do not attack other animals.

What they are like

Indian Rhinoceroses have 1 horn, African Rhinoceroses have 2. The armor-like skin, is divided up, and is a quality only the Indian Rhinoceros has.

Find out more about the Indian Rhinoceros!

The Indian Rhinoceros's horn can be used for medicine?
The Indian Rhinoceros looks like a dinosaur, with a cool horn. However, this horn is why their numbers are becoming fewer. Indian Rhinoceros's horns are used as medicine, and this has happened for many years.

The problem of forests and swamplands getting smaller...
In the first half of the 20th century, there were less than 200 Indian Rhinoceroses left because they had been hunted for their horns. Thanks to protective actions, their numbers are going up to about 2500. Their swampland and forest dwellings are becoming fewer in size and number everyday. We need to make more efforts to protect the Indian Rhinoceros.

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