Sumatran Rhino Speed and Agility
rhinos belong to the order Perissodactyla, or odd-toed ungulates, as
do horses, zebras and tapirs. They have three toes, each with a
large toenail, and large, soft soles on each foot. While rhinos and
horses might not look related, they are physiologically alike and
can have similar parasites and diseases.
rhino are the smallest species of rhino and can run at fast speeds
for short periods of time. They are also extremely agile and can
turn quickly within their own body length. They can climb steep
riverbanks and slopes and easily traverse rocky terrain.
prefer dense, tropical forests and can break through thick
vegetation with their horns and with the protection of their
skin. They also use game paths to travel through thick vegetation
and along major rivers.