Indian rhinoceros and calf. Getty Images

Indian rhinoceros and calf. Getty Images

A rhinoceros is a big animal with one or two horns on its nose.

 Southern white rhinoceros. Getty Images

Southern white rhinoceros. Getty Images

Some kinds of rhinoceros have two horns on their nose.

 

 

 Indian rhinoceros. Getty Images

Indian rhinoceros. Getty Images

Some kinds have one horn on their nose.

 

 

 

Some kinds of rhinoceros are very big animals.

Some kinds are smaller.

Rhinos have thick grey or brownish skin.

 Southern white rhinoceros. Image©kidcyber

Southern white rhinoceros. Image©kidcyber

Rhinoceros eat only plants.

Some kinds of rhino have a flat mouth and eat only grass.

 Black rhinoceros. Getty Images

Black rhinoceros. Getty Images

Some kinds of rhino have a pointy mouth and eat leaves from bushes.

 

 Indian rhinoceros calf. Getty Images

Indian rhinoceros calf. Getty Images

When a rhinoceros is born it has no horn, just a bump that will grow into a horn.

 

 Southern white rhinoceros cow and calf. Image©kidcyber

Southern white rhinoceros cow and calf. Image©kidcyber

A baby rhinoceros is called a calf.

Its father is called a bull, and its mother is called a cow.


Words

rhinoceros (say rye-noss-uh-russ)

  • A big, heavy animal with horns on its nose.

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