RHINOS - DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know...

•The White Rhino has the widest-set nostrils of any living land animal?
•A rhino is about twice as long as it is tall?
•Rhinos run on their toes?
•The unicorn myth may have been inspired by rhinos?
•Rhinos belong to the same order as horses?
•There are five different species of rhino today? These are the Black, White, Javan, Sumatran and Indian rhinos.
•Rhinos are very intelligent and can be trained in much the same way as dogs? In fact, trainers have found different whistles and treats to be very effective tools, just as in canine training.

•The Javan Rhino is the most critically endangered animal alive today with only a few dozen left? These can be found only in the Cat Tien National Park in Vietnam and Ujung Kulon National Park in Indonesia.
•If the rhino horn is cut off above the root, it can grow back?
•Rhinos are actually very agile and can change direction while running with ease?
•Black Rhinos are White Rhinos are neither black nor white? They are actually both shades of greys and browns.
•Rhinos have very bad eyesight?
•Despite rumours to the contrary, rhino horn is not actually used as an aphrodisiac? Rather, it is used in Chinese medicine to treat fevers, fits, and a number of other maladies, itemprop="url" although there is absolutely no scientific or medical evidence to suggest that it is effective.
•Javan and Indian rhinos only have one horn, while Black, White and Sumatran rhinos have two?.

•An adult White Rhinoceros can weigh over two tons?
•All rhinos are strict vegetarians?
•Rhinos communicate via a number of different means, including screaming, grunting and scattering their dung?
•Rhinos can sleep standing up or lying down?
•Black Rhinos could once be found living on top of the world-famous Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa?
•A rhino calf can start to eat soft vegetation at only one week old? However, they will still be nursed by their mother as a supplement to their solid food for about a year.
•These creatures are rather kind and gentle when interacting with one another?
•Africa has used the Black Rhino as its symbol for conservation?
•Rhinos rely on their excellent senses of hearing and smell to communicate and navigate?
•Black Rhinos are extremely inquisitive?
•It takes about four men to lift the White Rhino’s head?


•Baby rhinos are particularly eager to please and are, therefore, quite easy to hand raise?
•Rhinos can jump?
•The Sumatran Rhino is the smallest rhino, while the White Rhino is the largest?
•The rhino’s gestation period may be as long as 18 months?
•The animal’s horn continues to grow for as long as it lives?
•Sumatran Rhinos are hairy?
•Rhinos only ever give birth to one calf at a time?

 

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