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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Eutheria
Order: Perissodactyla
Suborder: Ceratomorpha
Superfamily: Rhinocerotidae
Family: Rhinocerotidae

The Indian rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis), also called the greater one-horned rhinoceros and Indian one-horned rhinoceros, belongs to the family Rhinocerotidae. Listed as a vulnerable species, the large mammal is primarily found in north-eastern India’s Assam and in protected areas in the Terai of Nepal, where populations are confined to the riverine grasslands in the foothills of the Himalayas.

The Indian rhinoceros once ranged throughout the entire stretch of the Indo-Gangetic Plain, but excessive hunting reduced the natural habitat drastically. Today, more than 3,000 rhinos live in the wild. In 2014, 2,544 of which are found in India’s Assam alone, an increase by 27 percent since 2006, although in early 1900s, Assam had about 200 rhino only…

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The Assam Regiment is an infantry regiment of the Indian Army. The Regiment consists of 23 battalions; 15 regular units, three Rashtriya Rifles units, three infantry battalions of the Territorial Army and two battalion of Arunachal Scouts. It recruits exclusively from all the Seven Sister States of North-East India.

The Assam Regiment is an infantry regiment of the Indian Army. The Regiment consists of 23 battalions; 15 regular units, three Rashtriya Rifles units, three infantry battalions of the Territorial Army and two battalion of Arunachal Scouts. It recruits exclusively from all the Seven Sister States of North-East India. more…

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