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The Indian Rhinoceros or Asian One-horned Rhinoceros or Greater One-horned Rhinoceros with the scientific
name Rhinoceros unicornis is the fourth or fifth largest of all the land animals.
Rhinoceros falls under the Rhinocerotidae family and order Perissodactyla. It is primarily spotted in the North-eastern India and the largest species among three other Rhino species which is widely spread around Asia.
Male Rhinos are larger than females. The Rhinoceros weighs about 1,800-3,000 kilogram (4,000-6,600 pounds) with the height ranging from 1.70 meter (5.70 feet) to 2 meter (6.5 feet). The girth or length of the body and head ranges from 3 meter to 3.8 meter (10feet to 12.5 feet). The horn is 8 to 24 inches (0.20 to 0.60 meter) in length. They are strong swimmers with the speed of 55km/hr and spend most of their time in water or mud holes to combat the heat during the hottest season. They possess a good hearing and smelling sense but have a poor vision. It has strong incisor teeth and two long canine teeth in its lower jaw.