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So incredible to see the wild Greater One Horned Rhino 🦏 it’s dry season and this rhino was just looking for a tasty plant 🌱 snack.
SWIPE to see the second video of the rhino eating some plants :)
This rhino also probably weighs between 2-2.5 Metric Tonnes, or between 4500-5500 LBS, about the same as a fully loaded Range Rover 🐵🦏❤️
The greater one-horned rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis), also known as the Indian rhinoceros, is a grey giant, second only to an elephant in size. An adult rhino usually weighs between 2-2.5 metric tonnes. Rhinos usually lead a solitary life, but they may also graze and wallow together. Calves follow their mothers for 1-3 years. Females are sexually mature between 5 and 7 years old, while males mature at about 10 years of age.
The greater one-horned rhinoceros is commonly found only in South Asia and South East Asia. Historically, the rhinos were distributed in the floodplain and forest tracts in Brahmaputra, Ganges and Indus river valley. Today, however, no more than 2,000 remain in the wild, with only two populations containing more than 100 rhinos: Kaziranga National Park in Assam, India (1,200) and Chitwan National Park (CNP), Nepal (600).
Voice of @robbieswildlife , and @matt.lindenberg from @theglobalconservationcorps and one of the rangers we were with.