What Is a Rhinoceros Horn Made of?


The rhinoceros horn is made of keratin which is similar to the protein that makes up fingernails and hair. The Javan and Indian Rhinoceros have one horn while the Sumatran Rhinoceros and African species have two.
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A Rhinoceros horn is made of keratin. The horn is a pretty distinctive feature in rhinoceros. The name rhinoceros is actually made of two Greek words meaning horn and nose. Tragically, rhinos are regularly killed for their horns. The once-large rhinoceros family has decreased to just a few living species almost all of which are threatened with extinction.
Rhino horn is made of compressed keratin fibers, the same material that is found in fingernails and hair!
A rhinoceros horn is made of keratin. Keratin is the same type of protein that your hair and nails are made of. Some rhinoceroses have one horn and some have two.
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