Greater one-horned rhino

Credit Steve and Ann Toon

AKA The Indian rhino
Scientific name Rhinoceros unicornis
Height 1.75 - 2m
Weight 1,800 - 2,500kg
Rhino fact The greater one-horned rhino are good swimmers and can dive and feed underwater
Rhino fun fact The Mughal emperors of South Asia used the Greater one-horned rhino in fights against elephants as entertainment. The rhinos would often win. Thankfully, this sport is no longer practised or permitted.

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Conservation Status
Scientific Name
Rhinoceros unicornis
Current Range
India and Nepal
Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands