Rhinos are large herbivorous mammals known for their thick skin and horned noses.
Here are some basics:
- There are five species of rhinoceros: white rhinos, black rhinos, Indian rhinos, Sumatran rhinos, and Javan rhinos.
- Rhinos are identifiable by their massive size, thick skin, and one or two horns on their snouts made of keratin—the same material as human hair and nails.
- They inhabit diverse habitats, from savannas and grasslands to dense forests, depending on the species.
- Rhinos are herbivores, feeding on grasses, leaves, and twigs. They are generally solitary animals, except for mothers with offspring.
Rhinos face severe threats from poaching for their horns, habitat loss, and human-wildlife conflict. Most species are critically endangered or vulnerable.
Efforts to protect them involve global conservation initiatives and law enforcement against illegal wildlife trade.