Kaziranga National Park is the only national park reserve in India where the rhinoceros can be seen in its natural habitat for Rhinos. One Horned Rhinos Internationally known as Great Indian One Horned Rhinoceros is heavily built beast of mammoth proportions, next to the Indian Elephant. An elephant safari tour will help you in sighting this largest of the three Asian rhinos. It has single distinctive black horn about 50 cm long and grey brown hide with skin folds, which give it an armor-plated image. Male are distinguish from female for their enormous development of the neck folds and semi-prehensile upper lips. These rhinos basically prefers living in tall grassland and riverine forests but now a days they are forced to live in a cultivated land. Unlike elephants who always move in a herd, rhinos are ascetic animal with the exception on the breeding session. Although they sometimes get together at bathing areas. Rhinos are herbivores and grazes on grasses, leaves, aquatic plants and fruits. They generally eat during dawn and evening with help of their prehensile lip to grip grass stems. Interestingly, rhinos are "landscape architects" of their habitat. It take rhino more than three days to digest a meal therefore, whatever seed they eat, it can be transported to significant distance before they are deposited in droppings. Conservation of rhinos is a success story but they are in demand for the mythical aphrodisiac properties of its horn. After the successful effort of the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation (DNPWC), the waning population of rhino began to gradually increase. Also WWF(World Wide Fund) is working both in India and Nepal to conserve this species. Translocation Projects are under operation, and the survival of the rhinos at all odds is the final goal. The Great Indian One Horned Rhinoceros can be found in the national reserves of Kaziranga, Manas and Jaldapara. There are many wildlife holiday tour packages organized by Assam Tourism for tourist to visit wildlife in Kaziranga and nearby areas.

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