25 Things You Might Not Know About Rhinos

The word rhinoceros is a combination of two Greek words – rhino (nose) and ceros (horn). There are five living species of rhinoceros – white, black, greater one-horned, Javan and Sumatran. In addition, a number of other animals have rhinoceros as part of their names, including the rhinoceros auklet, rhinoceros beetle, rhinoceros chameleon, rhinoceros cockroach,…

The Colors of the Rhino

White rhinos aren’t white and black rhinos aren’t black. All rhinos are essentially grayish-brown, but often take on the color of the surrounding substrate.  As examples, these “red” white rhinos from the North Carolina Zoo, this two-toned greater one-horned rhino that just emerged from a stream in India’s Kaziranga National Park, and this black rhino…