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Rhinoceros (rì-nòs´er-es), massive, hoofed MAMMAL of Africa, India, and SE Asia, characterized by one or two horns on the snout made of congealed hair. A thick-skinned vegetarian, it has poor vision but excellent senses of smell and hearing. Solitary and unpredictable, the rhinoceros feeds at night and rests in the shade in the daytime. It has been hunted for its horns, sold powdered as an aphrodisiac and for use in folk medicines, and three of the five species are near extinction.
Since 1970 the rhino population has declined by 90%. The white or square-lipped rhino, is one of two species. The black or hooked-lipped rhino, is an odd-toed ungulate (three toes on each foot). Both the black and white rhino have two horns.
Retro music and video label - Rhino. Known for their extensive archives and compilations. Started off as one record store in Westwood, California.