Baby rhino just wants to play with the birds

Baby rhino just wants to play with the birds

Rhinoceros are among the largest land mammals on the planet, second only to  the elephant. An adult rhino can grow up to 12 to 13 feet long and up to 6 feet high. A fully grown rhino can weigh around 5,000 lbs. Rhinoceros are herbivorous mammals, but don’t be fooled, they are very capable of defending themselves. Generally they don’t attack, but but they are also very aggressive and when they fell threatened they’ll use their large bodies and horns to fight off attackers.

Most other animal predators know to leave rhinos alone, but there is one predator that rhinos have little defense against, and that is man. Despite that this mammal dates from the Miocene era millions of years ago, in recent decades he has been relentlessly hunted and poached to the point of near extinction. There is major demand for rhino horn in certain regions in Asia, where it is used in traditional medicine and ornamental carvings.

We would like to share this little video with you, featuring a little adorable rhino playing with geese, simply enjoying life and playing with his bird friends, and illustrating how much we stand to lose when we hunt and poach these beautiful creatures.

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