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How many types (or species) of living rhinos are there?
The "joints" in a rhino's skin are really just
The horns of rhinos have two main uses:
scratching and lifting.
honking and beeping.
plowing and fighting.
The earliest rhinos lived in
One of the greatest pleasures of rhino life is
turning over cars.
walking in the rain.
wallowing in the mud.
Not all rhinos live on the plains as they do in Africa. Indian rhinos live
in swampy areas.
in underground burrows.
on rocky mountaintops.
Today rhinos are experiencing what biologists call a "population crash." This means
rhinos keep running into each other, and no one knows why.
the high number of rhinos in the world forces them to crowd together.
every year, the population of rhinos drops faster and faster.
The word rhinoceros is made up of two ancient Greek words that mean
"bad eyes" and "horn."
"nose" and "horn."
"bad eyes" and "bad temper."
What happens if a rhino's horn gets knocked off?
It will soon die.
It will grow a new one.
It will remain disabled for the rest of its life.
Usually, young rhinos don't leave their mothers until
a new baby rhino is born.
they are 15 years old.
their mothers insist.
To compensate for bad eyesight, rhinos
always move very slowly.
have an excellent sense of touch.
have an excellent sense of smell.
Some rhinos are
good at climbing trees.
able to reach speeds of 50 miles per hour.
Which type of rhino has lots of hair on its body?
The Rapunzel Rhino
The Sumatran Rhino
The Great Indian Rhino
Why do poachers kill rhinos?
In some places, rhino horn is more valuable than gold.
Rhino meat is a delicacy.
They think rhino hunting is a great sport.
Rhinos are closely related to
Male rhinos reserve their full strength for
fighting with other males.
their long winter migration.
A rhino's horn is made of
Some scientists believe that rhinos have such poor eyesight because
their ancestors were nocturnal.
their ancestors used to live in dense forests.
all they eat is grass, which they can easily see up close.
Rhinos are often followed by certain types of birds. Why?
The birds eat parasites on the rhinos' skin.
Rhinos protect the birds from predators.
The birds eat the insects the rhinos stir up when they graze.
Which statement about newborn rhinos is true?
Some weigh under 10 pounds at birth and are totally helpless.
They are hidden away in dens for the first month of their lives.
Some weigh up to 125 pounds at birth and can trot after Mom within the hour.
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