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Name: Greater One Horned Rhino

Scientific Name: Rhinoceros unicornis


Chitwan National Park


Greater one-horned rhino (Rhinoceros unicornis) lives in floodplain grassland and adjacent riverine forests of Nepal and India. Belonging to the Rhinocerotidae family, rhinos are among the largest remaining megafauna. Characterized as odd-toed ungulate with single horn and armored skin, one-horned rhino lives on herbivorous diet.The rhinoceros belongs to the family Rhinocerotidae and includes four genera, five species and eleven subspecies. Only five species of rhinoceros are surviving in the word of which three species namely - the greater one-horned rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis), Javan rhinoceros (Rhinoceros sondaicus) and Sumatran rhinoceros (Rhinoceros sumatrensis) are confined in Asia and two species namely - the black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) and white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) in African continent.