Indian rhinoceros (Scientific name: Rhinoceros unicornis) (7/10)

This glorious beast has many names; Indian One-horned Rhino, Asian One-horned rhinoceros, and Greater One-horned rhinoceros. It has an armor-like skin, can weigh up to 2.7 tonnes, and can quickly turn and even jump, despite its bulky appearance. Previously frequently found at the northern part of the subcontinent including Pakistan, now they are more concentrated only in the small areas of India and Nepal. An effort was made to reintroduce the species to the Pakistan lands but it failed and since then it has not been tried again. Poaching horns is one of the biggest reasons for the decline in the number of Indian rhinoceros. It is estimated that there are only 2,600 of these solitary animals left in the world.

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