The Indian rhinoceros, also called the Indian rhino, greater one-horned rhinoceros or great Indian rhinoceros, is a rhinoceros species native to the Indian subcontinent. It is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List, as populations are close to extinction. As of 2019, a total of 2100-2200 mature individuals were estimated to live in the wild.

A baby Indian rhinoceros was born last week in Poland’s Wroclaw Zoo. It is a good development in efforts to preserve the rare animals. The Indian rhinoceros was close to extinction but thanks to a protection program launched in the 1970s there are some 3,600 now, including over 170 living in 66 zoos around the world. They can stand 3.8 meters tall and weigh up to 3 tons. They live in the wet, grassy areas of the northern India.

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