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Rhino Horns Are Shrinking

Rhino Horns Are Shrinking:

According to a study, published in the latest edition of People and Nature by the British Ecological Society, the horns of rhinoceroses may have become smaller over time from the impact of hunting.

  • One-horned Rhinos Also known as Indian rhino, it is the largest of the rhino species.
  • It is identified by a single black horn and a grey-brown hide with skin folds.
  • They primarily graze, with a diet consisting almost entirely of grasses as well as leaves, branches of shrubs and trees, fruit, and aquatic plants.
  • Protection status:
    • IUCN Red list: Vulnerable
    • Wildlife Protection Act, 1972: Schedule I.
    • Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES): Appendix I