The rhino is known for its immense body and stubby legs. Rhinos have either one or two horns on its heads, which are used in fighting with other rhinos and for protection against predators.
Rhinos are herbivores, meaning that they eat only plants. White rhinos (indigenous to Africa) are uniquely suited to graze on grass with their square-shaped lips. The other four species of rhinos prefer to eat the foliage of trees or bushes.
White rhinoceros, woolly rhinoceros (extinct)
CLASS: Mammalia (mammal)
ORDER: Perissodactyla (nonruminant mammals with odd-numbered toes)
FAMILY: Rhinocerotidae (rhinoceros)
GENUS/SPECIES: 5 different species (2 African and 3 Asian)
Size: 4–6 ft tall (1.5–1.8 m)
Weight: 750–8,000 lbs (340–3,600 kg), depending on species
Original Diet: Plants
Present Diet: Plants
Habitat: Savannas and forests of tropical and subtropical Africa and Asia