Sounds & Calls
There are five species of rhinoceros distributed in Africa, the Indian subcontinent and parts of South-east Asia. All rhino species are vulnerable to poaching as their horn is prized in traditional Chinese medicine, and is used as a status symbol to display success and wealth. There is no scientific evidence to support the idea of rhino horn having medicinal qualities.
What does a rhino sound like? Each rhinoceros species makes a range of different sounds including variations of roars, grunts, groans, squeals and even screams and trumpeting.
Listen to some examples of rhino sounds below.
Listen to Rhinoceros Sounds
The audio in the video below features a number of different sounds made by a Greater One-horned Rhinocero. This recording was made at night by a salt lick in the Terai region, Nepal.
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Other Mammal Sounds
- Boar, Wild (Sus scrofa)
- Elephant, African Bush (Loxodonta africana)
- Elephant, Asian (Elephas maximus)
- Fox, Bat-eared (Otocyon megalotis)
- Fox, Red (Vulpes vulpes)
- Gibbon, White-handed (Hylobates lar)
- Hippo (Hippopotamus amphibius)
- Jackal, Black-backed (Lupulella mesomelas)
- Jackal, Golden (Canis aureus)
- Leopard (Panthera pardus)
- Lion (Panthera leo)
- Orangutan, Bornean (Pongo pygmaeus)
- Siamang (Symphalangus syndactylus)
- Tiger (Panthera tigris)