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Great Indian Rhinoceros

"Now I will believe
That there are unicorns; that in Arabia
There is one tree, the phoenix' throne, one phoenix
At this hour reigning there." Shakespeare

In old days Rhinoceros was designated as Unicorns. The zoological name of Rhinoceros is Rhinoceros unicornis. It is characterized by a single horn in its nose and is mainly found in India, Nepal Bhutan and also other places. It has been widely acknowledged that the widest variety of rhinoceros is found in the Kaziranga National Park, and the Brahmaputra Valley.

There are approximately 2400 species of Rhinoceros and 1600 varieties are there in India. They have been designated by the early travelers as Unicorns, because they possess single horn, and are generally brownish or blackish as the case may be. They generally grow to be 20-60 cm in length and 3.6 meters long, and can weigh 2000kg.

They are generally noticeable in the marshy lowlands and spends the entire day rolling in the mud, because they feel too hot during that time. They are herbivores and mainly feed on the grass, shrubs, leaves and twigs.

The calves stays with its mother until it is fully grown and during the mating season the male rhinoceros has to fight over the province for getting an occasion. The horns of the male rhinoceros threats the intruders during that time, and in old time it has been used as a remedial agent to a number of incurable diseases.

Rhinos can run as fast as 55 km per hour and they depend entirely on their sense of hearing and vision. But their eyesight is not so strong. They can live up to 47 years in exile. It is also one of the endangered species in Indian and the main task of the Indian Government is to protect these species from the fatal poachers. offers you the advantage of an online booking for the Wildlife Adventure Tours in India.

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