Single horn rhino

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And in March 2016, conservationists captured a live Sumatran rhinoceros in the Indonesian part of the island of Borneo for the first time.Though a camera-trap image snapped in 2013 revealed Sumatran rhinos did survive in this region called Kalimantan, the capture of the female marked the first time in 40 years that humans had physically contacted a live Sumatran rhino there.

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Javan rhinos and greater one-horned rhinos have one.Rhinoceroses are large, herbivorous mammals identified by their characteristic horned snouts.The word "rhinoceros" comes from the Greek "rhino" (nose) and "ceros" (horn).Called crashes, these groups are made up of a female and her offspring. The male will allow some sub-dominate males to live on his territory.Females roam freely around several different territories.Rhino horns are made of keratin, which is also the key component of human hair and fingernails. CT scans have shown dense mineral deposits of calcium and melanin in the core of the horn.

The calcium makes the horn stronger, and the melanin protects it from the sun's UV rays, according to scientists at Ohio University.

Poaching and loss of habitat have put all rhino species in danger of extinction.

[Related: 2013 Was Record Year for Rhino Poaching in South Africa] According to International Union for Conservation of Nature's Red List of Threatened Species: In 2009, four northern white rhinos were moved from a zoo in the Czech Republic to a private conservancy in Kenya in the hope that they would breed, according to the IUCN. 18, 2014, Ol Pejeta Conservancy announced that one of them, one of the last two breeding males, had died.

They went extinct in Vietnam in 2010 and in Malaysia in 2015, according to the International Rhino Foundation.

Small populations of the subspecies survive in three national parks in Sumatra.

Save the Rhino estimates that there were 500,000 rhinos across Africa and Asia at the beginning of the 20th century.

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