What's in a name?
Rhinoceroses get their name from their most famous feature: their horns. The word rhinoceros comes from the Greek rhino (nose) and ceros (horn).
Rhinos may look tough, but their skin is actually quite sensitive. They can sunburn, and biting insects "bug" them. That's why they like to wallow in mud—it puts a layer between their skin and the sun and insects!
Know your rhinos
There are 5 types of rhinos: black, white, Sumatran, Javan, and Indian. Javan and Indian rhinos have only 1 horn.
Sumatran, black, and white rhinos have 2. Rhinos are often hunted for their horns, which are falsely believed in some cultures to have medicinal uses.
Rhinos are native to eastern and southern Africa, India, Nepal, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Indonesia.