Baby Sumatran rhino who has been playing in the mud Baby Sumatran rhino who has been playing in the mud

Credit: Dedi Candra

Rhino Facts!

Rhinos are great animals - find out all there is to know about them below.

White and black rhinos are actually the same colour

Despite the names, both species of African rhino have a grey skin colour.

Rhinos love plants

Rhinos are herbivores (plant-eaters) and have to eat a lot each day to be full.

White rhinos are the second largest land mammal in the world

Only elephants are bigger than white rhinos.

The name rhinoceros means 'nose horn'

It comes from Ancient Greek words: rhino (nose), ceros (horn).

Rhinos have small brains

Small but mighty!

Three of the five rhino species are Critically Endangered

The black, Javan and Sumatran rhino are all at extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

A crash of rhinos

A group of rhinos is known as a herd, or a crash!

Rhinos communicate by doing a poo!

Something a bit whiffy?! Rhinos use dung to share information with others nearby.

There was once an ancient woolly rhino

Today, the Sumatran rhino is it's closest living relative.

Rhinos are speed machines!

Running at 30-40 miles per hour, be sure to move out of their way fast.

Some rhinos can swim!

Greater one-horned rhinos can swim, and even dive underwater.