Asian greaterhorned rhino

Indian rhinocerosRhinoceros unicornisalso called greater one-horned rhinocerosthe largest of the three Asian rhinoceroses. The Indian rhinoceros weighs between 1, and 2, kg 4, and 6, pounds. It stands 2 metres 7 feet high at the shoulder and is 3.

Also known as the Indian rhino, the Greater One Horned rhino is one of the three rhino species found in Asia. Like their African cousin, the white rhino, the Greater One Horned rhino has enjoyed a boost to their population in recent years. Thanks to a concerted conservation effort their current population is thought to be around 3,

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Nepal is a small country of dramatic contrasts. It is home to roughly greater one-horned rhinos, Bengal tigers, gharials or long-nosed crocodilesless than Bengal floricans, about Asian elephants, an unknown but dwindling number of Critically Endangered Chinese pangolin, and a startling richness of other species, including different bird species. As well as reaching from the lowland Terai plains, through the Siwalik foothills, and up to the Himalayan mountains, Nepal spans six floristic regions, explaining its exceptional biodiversity.

Once widespread across the entire northern part of the Indian sub-continent, rhino populations plummeted as they were hunted for sport or killed as agricultural pests. This pushed the species very close to extinction and by the end of the 20 th century, fewer than animals remained. The recovery of the greater one-horned rhino is among the greatest conservation success stories in Asia. Thanks to strict protection and management from Indian and Nepalese wildlife authorities, the greater one-horned rhino was brought back from the brink.

The biggest threat that Greater one-horned rhinos face is human harassment and encroachment. For centuries, rhinos have been hunted for sport and for their horn. In the early 19th century, the Greater one-horned rhino was almost hunted to extinction.

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The Indian rhinoceros Rhinoceros unicornisalso called the greater one-horned rhinoceros and great Indian rhinocerosis a rhinoceros native to the Indian subcontinent. Moreover, the extent and quality of the rhino's most important habitat, alluvial grassland and riverine forestis considered to be in decline due to human and livestock encroachment. As ofa total of 2, mature individuals were estimated to live in the wild.

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The greater one-horned rhino is one of the two greatest success stories in rhino conservation. However, poaching pressure remains high. Brownish-gray, hairless, with folds of skin that resemble plates of armor with rivets. The upper lip is semi-prehensile, for grasping branches and leaves.

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Update: In lateWhite Oak experienced a rhino baby boom with two rhino calves being born a few weeks apart. A black rhino calf was born in November and a greater one-horned calf was born in December. We are excited about the new additions to our rhino family.

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