Indian rhinoceros


variants or Indian rhino
: a large, endangered Asian rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis) that has a single horn and deeply folded, grayish-brown skin and that is now reduced to several small populations in India and Nepal

called also greater one-horned rhinoceros

Examples of Indian rhinoceros in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other animals: Giraffe, alpaca, dromedary camel, Bactrian camel, hyena, porcupine, prairie dogs, hornbill birds, curassow birds, capybara, lion, horses, Grévy’s zebra, Indian rhinoceros, black rhinoceros, llama, anoa, African buffalo, bontebok and cassowary. Maura Judkis, Washington Post, 23 Oct. 2023 Consider the case of Herman, an adult male Indian rhinoceros who had caught the scent of a female in estrus. Jared Diamond, Discover Magazine, 11 Nov. 2019 Carson Springs houses about 100 animals at a time, including cheetahs, jaguars, otters, tortoises and Henry, the world's oldest male Indian rhinoceros, who is 41.5 years old and a fan favorite, Janks said. Julia Jacobo, ABC News, 28 Sep. 2022 In May, the zoo welcomed a new baby Indian rhinoceros and 54 baby storks. Cecilia Rodriguez, Forbes, 12 June 2022 The Indian rhinoceros, once on the verge of extinction, is rebounding in a big way. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 28 May 2022 An Indian rhinoceros that was a star attraction at a southwest Indiana zoo for more than a decade has been euthanized at age 35 after facing a host of health challenges, including an inoperable tumor. From Usa Today Network and Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 4 Nov. 2021 Henry, a 4,600-pound Indian rhinoceros, on Saturday celebrated his 40th birthday at Carson Springs Wildlife in northeast Alachua County, his home for the past five years. Alejandra Zamora,, 17 May 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1823, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Indian rhinoceros was in 1823

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“Indian rhinoceros.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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