Indian Rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis) Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Status: Critically endangered; fewer than 2,000 remain
Threats: Poaching and habitat loss
Habitat: Riverine forest and tall grasslands in southern Nepal and Assam, India Height: Up to 7 feet tall
Weight: Up to 4,750 pounds
Special Features: Single horn, most aquatic rhino species, skin resembles a plate of armour
CREW Works with Rhinos
Through their research, CREW scientists have become world experts on the reproductive physiology of Sumatran and Indian rhinos. In an effort to increase animal numbers and improve genetic diversity, CREW uses science and technology to achieve numerous reproductive breakthroughs in these highly endangered Asian rhinos.
Indian Rhino Breeding Methods
CREW scientists go high-tech with assisted reproductive technology to successfully produce pregnancies via artificial insemination in the endangered Indian rhino.