Rhino mom with calf.

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It's time to celebrate the rhinoceros! How much do you know about these amazing animals? style

While we sometimes call these gentle giants "chubby unicorns" for fun, their real name is pretty cool, too. Rhinoceroses get their name from their most famous feature: their horns. The word rhinoceros comes from the Greek rhino (nose) and ceros (horn). And even though those horns look tough and bony, they're actually made of keratin, the same thing our hair and fingernails are made out of. There are 5 types of rhinos: black, white, Sumatran, Javan, and Indian. Javan and Indian rhinos have only 1 horn, while black, white, and Sumatran rhinos have 2 horns. Black rhinos typically grow longer horns than other rhino species, with the front horn capable of reaching up to 4 feet! 

Now that you've read a few facts about rhinoceroses, let's see what you remember! See if you can put the words below into the correct sentences.