Horned Rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis)
Scientific classification:
Kingdom : Animalia
Phylum : Chordata
Class : Mammalia
Order : Perissodactyla
Family : Rhinocerotidae
Genus : Rhinoceros
Species : unicornis
Scientific name : Rhinoceros unicornis
Important Facts
Shoulder height 148 – 186 cm
Weight Male - 2200- 3000 kg, Female - 1600 kg.
Life Span 40 years
Sexual maturity 5 years
Gestation period 15.7 months
Litter size 1
Tall grasslands and forests in the foothills of Himalayas.
Nepal and Assam in India.
Leaves, branches of shrubs and trees, fruits, submerged and floating aquatic plants.
(per head)
Mash – 15 kg.
Green fodder – 50 kg.
Tree fodder – 50 kg.
Amla green – 50 gm.
Rice – 1.5 kg.
Moong – 1.5 kg.
Gur – 1.5 kg.
Haldi – 100 gm.
Common salt – 100 gm.
Mustard oil – 500 gm.
Linn seed – 100 gm.
Banana – 6 no.