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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Indian Rhinoceros

Beauty Of Animal | Indian Rhinoceros | The Indian rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis) is also called one-horned rhinoceros greater one-horned rhinoceros and Asian and belongs to the family Rhinocerotidae. . This species is also heavily built the second largest living rhinoceros, behind only the White Rhinoceros. Males average head and body length of 368-380 cm (12.07 to 12.5 ft) with a shoulder height of 170-185 cm (5.6 to 6.07 feet) while women have an average head and body length of 310-340 cm (10.2 to 11.2 feet) and have a shoulder height of 147-173 cm (4.82 to 5.68 feet). Females weigh about 1,600 kg (3,500 lb) on average, men and normally weigh 2000-2130 kg (4400-4700 lb). Rhino horn is present in individual men and women, but not on newborn young. . Males develop a thick neck-folds
This huge rhinoceros is found in the Terai at the foot of the Himalayas, from Nepal to Bhotan.The Indian rhinoceros forms a variety of social groups. Only adult males in general, except for mating and fighting. Mainly adult females without calves only when, Subadult males and females form groups consistent as well. Young women are a little less social than males. Groups of up to 10 Rhinos gather in wallows-typically with a dominant male and female calves, but no subadult males.
The Indian rhinoceros makes a wide variety of vocalizations. Like all Rhinos, the Indian rhinoceros often defecates near other large leaf piles. The Indian Rhino has pedal scent glands are used to mark their presence on the rhino latrines. In totals, Indian Rhinos are often friendly. . Unlike African Rhinos, the Indian Rhino fights with his incisors, rather than horns.

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