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Rhino Behavior


Black rhinos live in areas with dense, woody vegetation. White rhinos live in savannas.

Rhinos are solitary animals; they are not very social and are found together only to breed. Males mark and defend their territories. Rhinos use their horns in battles for territory or females and in order to defend themselves from lions, tigers and hyenas.

Rhinos are herbivores. They eat grass, buds, leaves, and fruits. The black rhino is a browser, the white rhino is a grazer. Rhinos take mud and dust baths to keep cool. They also have an acute sense of smell.