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Indian rhinoceros

The largest living species of rhinoceros in Asia

The Indian rhinoceros or the Asian one-horned rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis) is a large mammal primarily found in Pakistan, north-eastern India, Nepal and parts of Bhutan. It lives in the tall grasslands and forests in the foothills of the Himalayas.

Indian rhinoceros
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Indian rhinoceros (from left to right: infant male, adult female, and juvenile female)
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Rhinoceros unicornis
Linnaeus, 1758
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Indian rhinoceros range

Rhinoceros was hunted for sport, and is now poached because its horn is used for traditional Chinese medicine (alternative medicine).