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  • Squeaks and I were just learning about a really cool animal!

  • See if you can guess what it is:

  • It's really bigit's got four legs… a little tailand a big horn on its nose

  • That's right!

  • It's a rhinoceros, or a rhino for short!

  • They're awesome animals!

  • But there aren't a lot of them left in the world.

  • Did you know that there's more than one type of rhinoceros?

  • It's true!

  • There are 5 types of rhino, and they all live in either Africa or Asia.

  • But all rhinos have a few things in common: for starters, they're huge!

  • The white rhino, which lives in Africa, is the biggest type of rhino.

  • A white rhino can weigh more than 2,000 kilogramsthat's heavier than a car!

  • Even the smallest type of rhino, the Sumatran rhino, can weigh close to a thousand kilograms.

  • And they can live for a long time!

  • In the wild, a rhino can live to be between 45 and 50 years old!

  • Rhinoceroses are also herbivores, which means they only eat plants, like fruits and grass.

  • Some rhinos even knock down /whole trees/ so they can get to the leaves and twigs at

  • the top.

  • What's another thing all rhinos have in common?

  • Here's a hint: it's easy to see when you look at them.

  • That's right, Squeaks!

  • They all have those big horns on their noses.

  • Rhinoceros horns are made of a material called keratin, which is the same stuff that your

  • hair and fingernails are made of!

  • Some rhinos, like the black rhino, have two horns, and some, like the Javan rhino, have

  • one.

  • Rhinos use their horns to protect their babies from predators and to defend their territory,

  • or the place where they live, from other rhinoceroses.

  • Most types of rhinos live alone or with their babies, called calves, and each rhino has

  • its own territory.

  • And they mark the edges or their territory in a fun way: with their poop!

  • A rhino will pick a few places around the outside of their territory where they will

  • always go to poop.

  • When they're done, the rhino will kick the poop around, spreading a smell in the air

  • that tells other rhinos to stay away!

  • There's one more thing most rhinos have in common: almost all types of rhinos are

  • endangered, meaning that there aren't a lot of them left.

  • There are only about 50 Javan rhinos left, for example, and they all live in one small

  • part of Indonesia.

  • Someday, most types of rhinos might go extinctmeaning that there won't be any alive

  • at all.

  • Other animals don't really attack rhinoceroses, but they're still in danger for two main

  • reasons.

  • One reason is that they don't have as many places to live anymore, because people keep

  • cutting down the trees where they used to live.

  • Another problem is that some people hunt and kill rhinos because their horns are worth

  • a lot of money.

  • But a lot of people are trying to help the rhinos in different ways, like by making it

  • illegal to hunt them and protecting the places they live.

  • And in some places, it's working!

  • Black and Indian rhino populations are slowly growing again.

  • But for other types of rhinos, like the Javan rhino, there's still lots of work to do

  • if we want to keep these amazing animals around.

  • Thanks for joining us for this episode of SciShow Kids!

  • If you have questions about rhinos or any other animal, grab a grownup and leave a comment

  • below or send us an email at kids@scishow.com.

  • We'll see you next time here at the fort!

Squeaks and I were just learning about a really cool animal!

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拯救犀牛儿童动物科学(Save the Rhinos! | Animal Science for Kids)

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