Sunday Sketchbook - Iron Sharpens Iron

Sunday Sketchbook and a Rhinoceros Illustration by Jennifer Frith
Sunday Sketchbook and Watercolor Illustration by Jennifer Frith
Sunday Sketchbook and a Rhinoceros Illustration by Jennifer Frith

Some cool facts about rhinos:

  • The name rhinoceros comes from two Greek words: "rhino" meaning nose and "ceros" meaning horn.

  • A group of rhinos is called a crash.

  • Rhinos love rolling around in mud. When it’s dry, the mud protects their skin from the hot sun and pesky insects.

  • Rhinos mark their territory with poop! These dung heaps are called "middens".

  • Because of their huge armor-like bodies, rhinos have no natural predators (besides humans, unfortunately. 😔)

  • Rhinos can weigh up to 5100 lbs (2 tons) and can run up to 31 miles per hour.

  • These big beasts have terrible sight but excellent hearing.

  • There are only about 29,000 left in the wild.

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    "Iron sharpens iron, so one friend sharpens another."

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