Rhinoceros unicornis also called One horned Rhino of India. The Indian rhino is surviving in the north-east corner of India.
- Kaziranga National Park, Pobitora in Marigaon district and Orang Natonal Park in Darrang district of Assam account almost 95% of the total wild one-horned rhinos in the world.
- Their single mounted horn, both a mystery and a product of evolution,has become the very reason of their continuous desolation.
- The Indian rhinoceros has thick, silver-brown skin, which becomes pinkish near the large skin folds that cover its body.
- The rhino's single horn is present in both males and females, but not on newborn young. The black horn is pure keratin and starts to show after about six years. In most adults, the horn reaches a length of about 25 cm (9.8 in), but has been recorded up to 57.2 cm (22.5 in) in length.
- In 2014, 2,544 of which are found in India's Assam alone, an increase by 27 percent since 2006, although in early 1900s, Assam had about 200 rhino only.
- The weights of captive individuals from the Basel Zoo were around 1,600 kg (3,500 lb) on average for the females and around 2,100 kg (4,600 lb) on average for the males.
- Assam is the first state in India to issue ''shoot at sight order" for poachers.
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