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Sumatran Rhinoceros Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Dicerorhinus sumatrensis
Family : Rhinocerotidae
Order : Perissodactyla
Class : Mammalia
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Forest
Description : Sumatran rhinoceros are the smallest of all rhinoceros species, with males weighing around 500-700 kg (1100-1500 lbs) and females weighing around 600-800 kg (1300-1750 lbs).

They have a stocky build with short legs, a short tail, and a distinctive shaggy coat that is reddish-brown in color. They have two horns, with the front horn being longer than the back one.

Sumatran rhinoceros are found in dense tropical rainforests, including mountainous regions, lowland forests, and river valleys.

They are herbivores, feeding on a variety of plants including leaves, twigs, fruits, and bark.

Sumatran rhinoceros are primarily solitary animals, although they may form small groups consisting of a female and her offspring. They are known for their aggressive behavior and can be dangerous when threatened.

The Sumatran rhinoceros is considered critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) due to habitat loss, hunting, and disease. Their populations have declined significantly in recent years, and conservation efforts are underway to protect them.
description written by:Asad U. Tanvir,Department of Zoology,Jagannath University,Dhaka; reviewed by:Muntasir Akash,Department of Zoology,University of Dhaka;Taxonomic Checklist:Red List of Bangladesh Volume 2: Mammals, 2015, IUCN; information sources:Wikipedia , iucnredlist.org; photo credit:Jean(www.inaturalist.org/people/Jean), photo copyright: iNaturalist.more information please contact with us.