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Evolution Of Rhinos

Evolution Of Rhinos

Rhinoceros have lived for millions of years and are believed to be one of the most primitive species on earth. These were the first animals that developed hooves-like modifications on their four legs. These set of animals were called paenungulates. They later evolved into protungulates or the “first hooved animals”. This finally led to the evolution of rhinos along with horses and tapirs. They were grouped together under perissodactyls. This is believed to have occurred some fifty million years ago during the Eocene period.More...

 

Rhinos Habitat

Rhinos Habitat

Rhinos are one of the most ancient animals living on the face of this planet. Illegal human activity, poaching and destruction of their natural habitat have led to a dramatic decrease in their population. Today, they are listed as “endangered”.

Rhinos are found on India, Africa and Indonesia. The Indian rhinos are found in high grasslands. All rhino species are water-loving creatures. They can be spotted near rivers and streams. The Indonesian rhinos are the smallest species found on Earth. They are predominantly found in Sumatra, Java and Borneo islands. Insensitive human activities have caused their numbers to dwindle.More...