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The indian unicorn! :) When you mention wildlife in India, people automatically think of tigers, leopards, elephants and monkeys, but very few people associate India with rhinoceroses. The Indian rhino, also known as the greater one-horned rhino, is found in the riverine grasslands at the foot of the Himalayas in north India and Nepal.  There are approximately 3000 rhinos left in the wild, 2000 of which are found in Assam, one of India’s most north-easterly states, and most of these specifically in Kaziranga national park and tiger reserve. Geotagged,India,Indian rhinoceros,Rhinoceros unicornis,Spring,adhocphotographer,assam,john rowell,kaziranga Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

The indian unicorn! :)

When you mention wildlife in India, people automatically think of tigers, leopards, elephants and monkeys, but very few people associate India with rhinoceroses. The Indian rhino, also known as the greater one-horned rhino, is found in the riverine grasslands at the foot of the Himalayas in north India and Nepal. There are approximately 3000 rhinos left in the wild, 2000 of which are found in Assam, one of India’s most north-easterly states, and most of these specifically in Kaziranga national park and tiger reserve.

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  1. Great to see another photo of these magnificent animals, they look like enormous armadillos! Posted 6 years ago
    1. They do... It was a very eventful trip for me this one, as I met one of these beauties face-to-face on foot about 5m away.... :)

      Posted 6 years ago
      1. Wow! Jealous! Posted 6 years ago
  2. Must. Promote. This. One. As. Well. Today is your day on the homepage :) Posted 6 years ago
    1. Indeed... i'm feeling a little bit special! :) Posted 6 years ago

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The Indian rhinoceros , also called the greater one-horned rhinoceros and great Indian rhinoceros, is a rhinoceros species native to the Indian subcontinent. It is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List, as populations are fragmented and restricted to less than 20,000 km2 .

Similar species: Odd-toed Ungulates
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Uploaded Jan 28, 2015. Captured Mar 24, 2014 14:48 in AT Road, Golaghat, Mohpara, Assam 785609, India.
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • f/6.3
  • 1/320s
  • ISO100
  • 800mm