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The rhinoceros is an endangered but still living animal. They are mammals and are comprehensive animals. They live in Africa and Southern Asia but are spread right across the world in zoos.
The rhinoceros is a mammal and is very big. There are 5 species of rhino; the white rhino, black rhino, greater one-horned rhino, sumatran rhino and javan rhino. The bigger rhinos weigh about 3500 kgs but otherwise they are around 1000 kgs. The other animals are scared of the rhino because they have thick protective skin so when the other animals try to attack it does not really hurt. The rhino's horn is made out of keratin which is actually what our hair is made out of.
The Rhino eats two hundred different types of food. They are herbivores which means they only eat leaves and plants. They mainly eat grass and bark.
The rhino has very few predators but their biggest one is humans because bad people hunt them down. 3 - 5 rhino species are critically endangered because of humans. The rhino lives in places like the rainforest and grassy plains. They live in 21 parts of Africa and some parts of southern Asia.
Rhinos like to roll in mud and dust, for them its like a bath. Rhino's like to be 5km away from water even though they don't sweat. To make a burrow the rhino uses their horns. They eat at night and rest at day even though they are not nocturnal. An ox-pecker is a type of bird that lands on the rhino and eats bugs. A group of rhinos is called a herd or a crash.
Rhino's are a critically endangered animal because humans like to hunt them down. This is a bad thing because rhinos are a really cool animal. Rhino's live in Africa and Southern Asia. People cut their horns off for wishbones.