What kind of rhinos have the biggest horns?



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    The White Rhino, found mostly in South Africa,  is the largest of all rhino species.  They are extremely large with the potential to exceed 3,500 kg (7,700 lb), the record size largest White Rhino was about 4,500 kg (10,000 lb).  This rhino has two horns on it’s snout, the front horn being the largest averaging 90 cm (35 in) in length and can reach 150 cm (59 in).  The only rhino that is close to comparable in horn size is the Indian Rhinoceros with a single horn that reaches a length of between 20 and 100 cm.

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    The longest horn on record belongs to a White Rhino at 150 cm (59 in) long. This is longer than an average adult pig. It was found in South Africa before 1900 and was owned by Sir William Gordons Cummings. It has since been stolen and it is not known where its location is.

    Some other record setting horns are:

    • black rhino horn: 130 cm (51 in) long; found in Kenya in 1928
    • Greater one-horned rhino horn: 57 cm (23 in); found in Assam in 1909; currently at the British Museum
    • Sumatran rhino horn: 60 cm (23 in); currently at the British Museum

    For much more information on rhino horn sizes and related information (all of these links contain information on rhino horn size), you can check out these GreenAnswer questions and blog articles:

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