most famous for its large horn, or horns, right on the top of its head near its nose. Some types of Rhinos have two horns and some one horn. Rhinos are also very large. Some of them can easily weigh more than 4000 pounds! Rhinoceroses also have very thick skin. A group of rhinos is called a crash.
What does a Rhinoceros eat?
Rhinos are #herbivores
, meaning they eat only plants. They can eat all sorts of plants depending on what's available. They prefer leaves.
What's the deal with the rhino horn?
horns are made of keratin. This is the same stuff that makes up your finger and toe nails. The size of the horn can vary depending on the type of rhino. For example, a typical horn on a white rhino will grow to around 2 feet long. However, some horns have been known to get close to 5 feet long! Many cultures prize the horns. It is the hunting of the horns that has caused rhinos to become endangered. #animalkingdom