Whats the deal with the rhino horn?
Rhino horns are made of keratin. This is the same stuff that makes up your finger and toe nails. The size of the horn can vary depending on the type of rhino. For example, a typical horn on a white rhino will typically grow to around 2 feet long. However, some horns have been known to get close to 5 feet long! Many cultures prize the horns and its hunting of the horns that has caused rhinos to become endangered. Are all Rhinos the same? There are five types of Rhinoceros: Javan Rhinoceros – This rhino is nearly extinct. It is thought that there are only 60 left in the world. It comes from Indonesia (another name for Java) as well as Vietnam. Java Rhinos like to live in the rain forest or tall grass. They only have a single horn and it’s the hunting of this horn that has nearly pushed the Javan Rhino to extinction. Sumatran Rhinoceros – Like its name, this rhino comes from Sumatra. Since Sumatra is cold, the Sumatran Rhino has the most hair or fur of all the Rhinos. The Sumatran Rhino i