Indian Rhinoceros

Indian Rhinoceros

Indian Rhinoceros is a vulnerable species of small-sized rhino that is native to parts of India and Nepal.

Scientific Name Rhinoceros unicornis

Classification – Rhinoceros

Gender Names – Male – bull; Female – cow; Baby – calf

Collective Noun – Crash

Length/Size – 1.7m – 2m (5.6ft – 6.6ft)

Weight – 2,200kg – 3,000kg (4,900lbs – 6,600lbs)

Top Speed – 42km/h (30mph)

Life Expectancy – Over 40 years; up to 47 years in captivity

Gestation Period – 16 months

Special Features  Has only one horn

Social Structure – Both males and females live a solitary life except during mating and fighting (males); females live with calves up to four years after their birth

Geographical Distribution – Indian subcontinent

Natural Habitat – Tropical bushland, grassland and savannas

World Population – 2575 (2006)

Conservation Status –Vulnerable

Diet – Grass, Fruit, Berries, Leaves

Predators – Human, Wild cats