Aaron-save The Rhino

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Aaron-save The Rhino

The name rhinoceros means ‘nose horn’ and is often shortened to rhino. There are five different species of rhinoceros, three native to southern Asia and two native to Africa. They are the Black Rhinoceros, White Rhinoceros, Indian Rhinoceros, Javan Rhinoceros and Sumatran Rhinoceros. All five species of rhinoceros can grow to weigh over 1000 kg (2200 lb).White rhino can weigh over 3500 kg (7700 lb).White rhinoceros are generally considered the second largest land mammal (after the elephant).Three of the five rhinoceros species are listed as being critically endangered. Rhinoceros have thick, protective skin. Rhinoceros are often hunted by humans for their horns.Rhinoceros are herbivores (plant eaters).

About the Rhino..

Save the Rhino!!

The biggest problem for a rhino is what’s on the end of its noseRhinos have one or two horns, depending on the species. The longest ever horn recorded on a black rhino was 136cm long and for a white rhino was 158cm. The horns grow continuously, at a rate of about 5cm per year.All rhino horn is made of the same substance: keratin. Rhino horn is very similar to human fingernails and is made of the same protein. Like fingernails, if a rhino’s horn is broken off, it will eventually regrow. Unfortunately, some people think the rhino horn is very valuable, and so they commission poachers to kill rhinos, so that they can saw off the horn and use it.

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All things Rhino!!

Don't buy rhino horn products! Illegal trade in rhino horn is a continuing problem, posing one of the greatest threats to rhinos today.  Donate towards much-needed anti-poaching equipment and support for rangers across Africa. Read more about WWF-South Africa's campaign. Spread the word! Tell people of this menace to the Rhinos and make them aware.

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