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  Indian Rhinoceros
 

The Indian Rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis) is a large mammal found in Nepal and in Assam, India. It is confined to the tall grasslands and forests in the foothills of the Himalayas.

The Indian Rhinoceros can run at speeds of up to 25 mph for short periods of time and is also an excellent swimmer.

It has an excellent sense of hearing and smell but relatively poor eyesight
With size equal to that of the white rhino in Africa, it is the fourth-largest land animal, after the three elephant species.

Fully grown males are larger than females in the wild. The Indian Rhino is from 5.7 to 6.7 feet tall and can be up to 13 feet long. The record-sized specimen of this rhino was approximately 3500 kg.


The Great One-Horned Rhinoceros has a single horn; this is present in both males and females, but not on newborn young. The horn, like human fingernails, is pure keratin and starts to show after about 6 years.

In most adults the horns reaches a length of about 25 centimeter, but have been recorded up to 57.2 centimeters in length. The nasal horn curves backwards from the nose. Its horn is naturally black. In captive animals, the horn is frequently worn down to a thick knob.

 
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This prehistoric-looking rhinoceros has thick, silver-brown skin which becomes pinkish near the large skin folds that cover its body. Males develop thick neck-folds. Its upper legs and shoulders are covered in wart-like bumps. It has very little body hair, aside from eyelashes, ear-fringes and tail-brush.
 
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