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10 rhino facts
When you help to save the rhino you probably also like to learn some rhino facts. Did you for example know:
- there are 5 rhino species: 2 African (black and white) and 3 Asian (black, Sumatran, Javan).
- they mainly eat grass and leaves.
- the smallest is the Sumatran rhino, weighing about 600 kg.
- the largest is the white rhino, weighing up to 3500 kg.
- rhinos can run up to 30 – 40 miles per hour.
- the name white rhino comes from wide and refers to the wide square lip of this species. Early English explorers mistook the word wide for white.
- the black rhino has a pointy upper lip.
- the rhino horn is made from a protein called keratin, the same substance our hair and nails are made from.
- they love mud to keep them cool, stop insects from biting and get rid of any parasites.
- rhinos have no natural predators and have been around for over 50 million years.