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Go on a cybersafari to learn about the rhino!

1.The word rhinoceros comes from two Greek words, "rhino" meaning "nose"and "keros"meaning "horn". What is the only land mammal larger in size and weight?______________Which is the largest of the five rhinos? ________________Which is the smallest?____________ The rhino belongs to the ungulates group. What does this mean? _________________How many toes to rhinos have on each back foot foot?____________On each front foot?_____________Find the answers at this link:

2. The first rhino born in captivity in San Diego zoo, Ca, was named Werikhe, after the "rhino man" Michael Werikhe. Who was this man?_________________What did this man try and do by his actions?__________________Find the answer at this link

3. Although many people think a rhino's horn is made of bone, it's actually really made of this.________________They are plant eaters not meat eaters. What is the term for an animal that only eats plants?_______________

4.Having a vocabulary of grunts, squeaks, snorts, growls and bellows to communicate with other rhinos. What other mammal are the rhino's closely related?_________________The rhino has a partnership with the oxpeckers or tick birds. What are two ways in which this bird helps the rhino?________________Find the answers at this link:
Kids Konnect(Rhino)

5.Although a rhino has very poor eyesight, it has very good hearing and smell. Despite what looks like tough"and rough skin, the rhino actually has very sensitive skin. What does it like to do to keep from getting sunburned?__________________What's another reason for this behavior?________________________ Find the answers at this link:

6.There are 5 species of rhino: the black, white, Sumatran, Javan, and Indian. The black and white rhinoceros live on the continent of Africa. The Javan , Sumatran,and Indian rhinos are found in Asia. Which three rhinos have two horns?___________________________ Although all 5 species of rhino are endangered, which is the most endangered?______________Find the answers at this link:
The Jungle Store(Rhino)

7. Although rhinos prefer being solitary animals, a group of rhinos is called a crash. Rhinos are very intelligent.In captivity, some rhinos have learned to do which two activities?______________________The front horn of an African rhino can be be more than this long.________Most Asian rhino horns average this length.________________To protect rhinos from being killed by poachers,what have some conservationists done to save the rhino?______________Find the answer at this link:
Saving the Rhino

Additional resources:

National Geographic Kids
Watch a video on a rhino and create a poem about the rhino.

Save the Rhino
Try doing a math activity about rhinos, make a clay rhino.

Squidoo Origami
Make an origami rhino

Click here to learn fun facts about Rhinos(and try some activities,too!)Fun Rhino Facts!