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How fast can a rhinoceros run?

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Rhinoceros run at speeds up to 35 mph. Because they are large animals covered with thick layers of skin, they are only able to run for short periods of time.

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Rhinoceros are herbivores with diets consisting of plants, nuts and fruit. Their thick layers of skin provide a natural coat of armor, so they have no natural predators. They are near-sighted animals, but this deficiency is meaningless thanks to their impressive ability to hear over long distances. Rhinoceros live solitary lives, coming together to mate and bathe. The exception to this rule is the relationship between a mother and her calf; the young rhinoceros remains with the mother for several years until weaned. Horses, zebras and tapirs are distant relatives of this powerful animal.

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