Interesting Facts About Rhino
- – Today there are 5 species of rhinos; two of which live in Africa and three of which live in Asia.
- – Three of the five rhinoceros species are listed as being critically endangered.
- – Rhinos live approximately for 45 years. Male rhinos grow mature in 7 to 10 years while female rhinos grow mature in 5 to 7 years.
- – All five species of rhinoceros can grow to weigh over 1000 kg (2200 lb).
- – Female rhinos get pregnant once every three years and give birth to one baby rhino.
- – In order to be protected from sunrays, they muddy their backs up.
- – White rhino can weigh over 3500 kg (7700 lb).
- – Rhinoceros horns are made from a protein called keratin, the same substance that fingernails and hair are made of.
- – They can run 45 km/h fast.