Amazing Animals: Rhinoceros Quiz

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About This Quiz

Rhinos, which can grow to weigh 8,000 pounds (3,629 kilograms) is are the second largest land mammals after elephants. Their habit of charging just about anything in sight has earned them a reputation of animals with attitude.

How many species of rhinoceros are there?

The five species of rhinoceros are found throughout Africa and Asia.

How much has the world rhino population declined since 1970?

The 90 percent decline in the world rhino population is due largely to poaching.

What are rhino horns made of?

Rhino horns are made of keratin, the same protein that comprises your hair and nails.

How many species of rhinoceros have two horns?

The black rhino and white rhino of Africa and the Sumatran rhino of Asia all have a large horn at the front of their nose and a smaller horn behind.

What is the likely reason for frequent rhino charges?

The poor vision of rhinos is probably the reason for their unprovoked attacks.

How long can rhino horns grow?

Rhino horns can grow to be 5 feet (1.5 meters) long.

How fast can rhinos run?

Despite their size, rhinos can reach speeds of up to 40 mph (64 kph).

What's the life span of a rhinoceros?

Because they have few enemies other than humans, rhinos can live almost 50 years in the wild.

What does the word "rhinoceros" mean in Greek?

The animals' name comes from the Greek rhino, meaning "nose," and ceros, meaning "horn."

With regard to vision, rhinoceroses are:

Rhinos are nearsighted and can't see well beyond 90 feet (27 meters) in front of them.

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