The first Rhinoceros made their appearance on earth fifty million years ago. They were smaller than the onces we find today. They were rather like horses. They are plants.
Many different forms of rhino eventuall evolved. But only five species seem to have survived the passage of time. The smallest of all these species is the Sumatran. Many such other species still live in the jungle of southeast Asia.
The Indian, African and Japanese rhinos are under threat from two sources. First is the habitat destruction. And the second is the constant threat from poaches.
The breeding pattern of these rhinos cannot keep up with the above mentioned threats too. Indian rhino mothers, for example, bear only a single baby at a time.


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