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->''"The rhino is a homely beast, ''
->''For human eyes he's not a feast. ''
->''Farwell, farewell, you old rhinoceros, ''
->''I'll stare at something less prepoceros."''
-->-- '''Ogden Nash'''

When portrayed in the media, rhinos are always hulkingly big, heavy, and intimidating animals that are known to have bad eyesight, short tempers, and a tendency to [[RammingAlwaysWorks run down and trample]] [[HornAttack (or gore to death)]] things that piss them off. [[DumbMuscle They're not very smart]], but they always [[UseYourHead use their heads]]. They are one of the truly badass species of animal in the world. If they appear in a game, expect a SmashMook or maybe a BullfightBoss. If they are in a group, they are likely to go on an AnimalStampede. If they're depicted in fiction, they're likely to be a dangerous obstacle. If it's a comedy, expect to see someone sent flying.

When a character is based on a rhinoceros, expect a tough brute capable of a lot of violence. If the character is a good guy, expect a lot of trampled {{Mooks}}. If the character is a bad guy, expect running. Lots and lots of running.

In RealLife, a rhinoceros is essentially an armor-plated cow (though as an odd-toed ungulate, its more closely related to the horse and the tapir). It isn't anywhere near as aggressive or mindlessly violent as its been portrayed in the media. It can still be a dangerous animal, but by far more humans are killed each year by elephants and hippopotami. In fact, humans are probably more dangerous to it because all of the living species of rhino are endangered due to poaching and habitat loss. Baby rhinos are especially vulnerable and need to be watched and cared for 24/7, otherwise they'll literally die from the stress of being alone.

Fun fact: A group of rhinos is called a "crash".

Not to be confused with [[TankGoodness the Rhino]] in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto''. Despite the fact that a good deal of players spent most or all of their playtime [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential spawning a Rhino with a cheat code and going on a rampage]].



[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]
* ''Anime/MazingerZ'': [[{{Robeast}} Mechanical Beast]] Toros D7 resembled a mix between rhino and bull: it was four-legged, its body was armor-plated, and above its head it had a huge horn. It attacked charging at its adversary and [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice impaling it]] or goring it with its large horn.
* One of ''[[Manga/OnePiece Zoro's]]'' attacks is named "Sai Kuru" (Wheeling Rhino), and was also translated as "Rhino Rampage" in the 4Kids dub of ''Grand Adventure''.
** Post TimeSkip Franky has created a rhino-themed CoolBike called the Kurosai (Black Rhino) FR-U #4.
* Kasai from ''Manga/OumagadokiDoubutsuen'' is a rhino anthromorph, and is usually shy and quiet until something happens to make him angry, upon which he embodies this completely.

[[folder: Card Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'': Rhinos have been a predominantly Green creature type since [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=27249 Crash of Rhinos]] from Mirage, and often get the keyword Trample (meaning that if they deal more damage to a creature than would kill it they deal the rest of it to the defending player as if they had steamrolled right over their target), and occasionally an ability limiting the other player's ability to block them.
** The biggest rhino in the game comes from ''Khans of Tarkir'' in the form of [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=386666 Siege Rhino]], one of the huge war beasts used by the Abzan Houses.
** There are also the Rhox, humanoid rhinoceri from Alara that unlike their bestial cousins lean towards White, the color of order, and are known for being fearsome, unwavering soldiers and knights.

[[folder: Comic Books ]]
* Rhino, although primarily a Franchise/SpiderMan villain, has also challenged Comicbook/IronMan and the Comicbook/IncredibleHulk.
* Franchise/{{Sonic|TheHedgehog}}'s Ixis Naugus is one third [[BatOutOfHell bat]], one third rhinoceros, and one third lobster.

[[folder: Fanfiction ]]
* In the Literature/HarryPotter fanfic "The Lie I've Lived," Harry conjures a rhino and rides it ''through'' the Triwizard obstacle course. While the other champions are slowed down by the obstacles, he uses the rhino like a living tank/battering ram.

[[folder: Films -- Animated ]]
* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' completely inverts this. Tai Lung goes on a rampage and thrashes all 1,000 of his rhino guards without even breaking a sweat.
* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'' gives us Master Thundering Rhino, son of famed Master Flying Rhino. Sadly, he pretty much just exists so [[BigBad Shen's]] [[{{BFG}} cannon]] can kill someone strong [[TheWorfEffect as proof of its power]].
* Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon:
** The halberd-carrying {{Mooks}} of Prince John in ''Disney/RobinHood'' are rhinos. They are not portrayed as terribly bright, but they have a mean charge.
** Originally, ''Disney/TheJungleBook'' was going to feature a rhinoceros character named Rocky (voiced by Frank Fontaine[[note]][[VideoGame/BioShock no, not him]][[/note]]) that was going to appear at the end of the film (during the scene with the vultures), but the character was ultimately dropped from the final script.
** Rhinos actually appear as background characters in ''Disney/TheLionKing''. One rhino appeared just right after the sunrise at the very beginning of the film (Nants ingonyama! Bagaithi baba, Sithikum ingonyama nyea!...), while two others appeared during the song "I Just Can't Wait to be King" (both of them were pestering Zazu). In [[Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride the sequel]], Kovu and Kiara scare away some birds so Timon and Pumbaa can eat the worms. Unfortunately, the birds happen to have a herd of angry rhinos on their side and like the wildebeests from the original, the rhinos [[AnimalStampede stampede]] after Kiara and Kovu. Thankfully, no one got trampled!
** A rhinoceros actually disguises itself [[ThatsNoMoon as a rock]] during the song "Following the Leader" from ''Disney/PeterPan''.
** The second to last animal Mad Madam Mim turns into during the WizardDuel from ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone'' is a pink rhinoceros, which is then thrown off a cliff and into a river by Merlin (now turned into a ram), but then Mim comes out [[LoopholeAbuse in the form of a...]]
** ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' has many rhino citizens but does not feature any who are actively angry or brutish. It actually inverts the trope by having several rhinoceros police members, most notable being Officer [=McHorn=] who "fistbumps" Judy on her first day and Officer Krumpanski who is one of the cops that welcomes Benjamin Clawhauser back to his front desk job in the finale.
* Carl and Frank from ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'', a pair of [[UsefulNotes/StockDinosaursNonDinosaurs Brontotheres]], which despite their appearances, [[ArtisticLicensePaleontology aren't even actual rhinos at all!]] True to form, they're both portrayed as brutish thugs.

[[folder: Films -- Live-Action ]]
* ''Film/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' features a rhinoceros [[HeroicSacrifice intentionally charging ahead of the centaur General Oreius]] in order to save King Peter from the advancing hordes of the [[IceQueen White Witch]]. The beast [[FoeTossingCharge handily tosses aside several attackers]] before being brought down.
* ''Film/{{Jumanji}}'' features several summoned rhinos, including one that casually shoulders aside a police car. This particular rhino gets its own gameplay mechanic in the tie-in boardgame. Simply put, when you land on a space with a rhino on it, you can use the rhino to block your adversaries' path. Subverted with another member of the rhino herd, a short, overweight specimen whose lumbering walk and weary, huffing breath are PlayedForLaughs.
* Subverted with the battle-rhinoceros from ''Film/ThreeHundred''. If the Persians had been fighting anyone other than the frigging '''Spartans'''...
* This trope was going to be used in ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'', but eventually decided against the idea. There were a few reasons for this, mainly lack of time and money, but also because of how unbelievable it is in real life, as the summary above mentions.
* ''Film/TheGodsMustBeCrazy'' features a rhino going around stomping out fires the characters have set up; the {{Narrator}} claims that rhinos are like the fire marshals of the forest. ''The Gods Must Be Crazy II'' features a rhino charging the female lead for [[MamaBear getting between it and its baby]].
* A rhino is the occupant on one of the cars in the circus train at the start of ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade''. When the action taking place on the roof of the car annoys it, it smashes its horn through the roof and comes very close to [[GroinAttack hitting Indy somewhere sensitive]].
* In ''Film/BlackPanther2018'', Wakanda has ''trained attack rhinos''!

[[folder: Folklore ]]
* Several cultures have folk tales that tell of a rhinoceros putting out a raging fire. By trampling it under its feet.
** As noted above, ''Film/TheGodsMustBeCrazy'' features an example of this.
** It is used again in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' as a DeusExMachina.

[[folder: Literature ]]
* The [[http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Erumpent Erumpent]] in Literature/HarryPotter's ''Literature/{{Fantastic Beasts|and Where to Find Them}}'' is basically a rhinoceros whose horn is MadeOfExplodium.
* Creator/DouglasAdams's unfinished novel ''The Salmon of Doubt'' has a chapter written from the point of view of a rhino which escapes from a zoo and goes on a rampage, killing several people before being shot to death.
* The Literature/{{Animorphs}} often favored morphing into rhinos (and elephants) for situations requiring lots of collateral damage. Jake originally acquired his when he needed to smash through the walls of a heavily guarded compound, and Marco got one in book 22 for pretty much the same reason (though he only ever used it the one time).
** Though the rhinos (the real ones or the instincts of the ones they morphed) weren't portrayed as being aggressive or mean, they were just ''really'' tough.
* At the start of ''Literature/JamesAndTheGiantPeach'', both of James' parents are killed (specifically, [[ArtisticLicenseBiology eaten]]) by an escaped rhino. TheFilmOfTheBook makes it worse. The Rhino is basically turned into an EldritchAbomination made of clouds that represents all of James' fears.
* The ''Literature/{{Babar}}'' series gave us Rataxes, the aggressive King of Rhinoland and Babar's arch-rival. That the Rhinos have a destructive holiday called (you guessed it) the "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Rhino Rampage]]" makes things all the more troperiffic!
* The rhino from ''Literature/MyFathersDragon''. He's quite fierce and angry, but he mostly just wants people to stay out of his weeping pool.
* The picture book ''A Porcupine Named Fluffy'' features a rhinoceros character with the name of... ...Hippo.
* In ''[[Literature/{{Spellsinger}} Son of Spellsinger]]'', the young travelers recruit an alcoholic rhino as both transport and bodyguard. When he's not drunk off his feet, he's an armor-wearing badass.
* In [[Literature/JustSoStories The Just-So Story]] "How the Rhinoceros Got his Skin", the titular rhino is a foul tempered, bullying [[JerkAss jerk]].
* Woolly rhinos crop up a few times in the ''Literature/EarthsChildren'' series. In all cases, they are described as being stubborn, unpredictable and vicious:
** Broud, the main antagonist of "The Clan of the Cave Bear", has a Woolly Rhinoceros totem. His personality traits include impulsiveness, being quick to anger and resenting those (especially Ayla) who detract attention from him.
** In "The Valley of Horses", Thonolan is gored by a woolly rhino, leading to him and Jondalar meeting the Sharamudoi, the tribe into which Thonolan marries.
** Towards the end of their post-Matrimonial isolation in "The Shelters of Stone", Ayla and Jondalar come across a group of adolescent boys baiting a woolly rhino. Needless to say, none of the boys have any experience hunting rhinos and one of them ends up getting injured.
* ''Literature/{{Bravelands}}'' has rhinos which resent elephants for having the Great Mother as their matriarch. They even start acting aggressive towards Sky the elephant for stumbling across them and refuse to let her speak reasonably. A case of rhinos actually charging is when Fearless the lion stumbles across a rhino herd while on his travels.
* The old children's series ''Abelard and Liverwurst'' is about a farmer (Abelard) who finds a baby rhino (Liverwurst) after the latter falls off a circus train. A monster that terrorizes farms and towns in the first book turns out to be [[MamaBear Liverwurst's mother]], who's angry because she thinks someone kidnapped her baby.

[[folder: Live-Action TV ]]
* The Judoon, from ''Series/DoctorWho'', are a race of humanoid rhinoceros SpacePolice. They're depicted as extremely blunt and no-nonsense, which at worst results in a JudgeJuryAndExecutioner attitude.
* ''Series/PushingDaisies''. The episode "Window Dressed to Kill" has Ned resurrecting a dead rhinoceros named Aloysius for no reason really connected to the plot. But a rampaging rhinoceros is always badass...
* ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' / ''Franchise/PowerRangers'':
** ''Series/HyakujuuSentaiGaoranger'' / ''Series/PowerRangersWildForce'' features a Rhino-Armadillo tagteam as part of the season's enormous MechaExpansionPack. The Rhino forms an alternative set of legs for the combined mecha, which ''kicks'' the Armadillo at the enemy as part of a soccer-themed finishing move.
** Those two may or may not have been a ShoutOut to two American-exclusive monsters from the original ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', the UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball-themed Rhinoblaster & the UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball-themed Soccadillo.
** Dominic, the second extra Ranger in ''Series/PowerRangersJungleFury'', channels the power of the rhino. Ironically, while the rhino's raw strength is played up as unrivaled in the animal kingdom, Dominic is more of TheTrickster than TheBigGuy you'd expect. His Japanese counterpart, Ken from ''Series/JukenSentaiGekiranger'', is much the same.
** Misao Mondo, [[SixthRanger Zyuoh The World]] of ''Series/DoubutsuSentaiZyuohger'', has this as his primary animal motif, though he also comes with [[NeverSmileAtACrocodile crocodile]] and [[NobleWolf wolf]] motifs, modes, and mecha. Interestingly, it's the JackOfAllStats, while the crocodile represents raw brute strength. He can only do the typical ramming attack when empowered by all three of his animals. Likewise ([[spoiler: once freed from his brainwashing]]), his personality is more of a socially and emotionally insecure man.
* ''Franchise/KamenRider'':
** Kamen Rider Thrust from ''Series/KamenRiderDragonKnight'' and his Japanese counterpart Gai from ''Series/KamenRiderRyuki'' have a rhino motif and use the Advent Beast Metalgelas, a hulking humanoid armored rhino.
** Series/KamenRiderOOO has the Rhinoceros as one of his Core Medals, which naturally grants him a big horn for [[UseYourHead headbutts]]. It's partnered with two other heavy mammals ([[KillerGorilla Gorilla]] and Elephant), which let OOO assume [[SetBonus Sagohzo Combo]], a MightyGlacier with [[GravityMaster gravity]] powers.
* Also, all across {{Toku}}, rhinos are very a popular MonsterOfTheWeek choice. Their usual tactic: smash, and then smash some more!
* Remember ''Series/AceLightning'', one of the live action CGI hybrid pioneers? One of Ace's enemies was a Rhino-headed Monster named Anvil, who was physically the strongest character, and had an [[AnvilOnHead anvil for a hand]].
* In an episode of ''Series/OnlyFoolsAndHorses'', Rodney is trying to come up with an idea for a feature film. Del suggests "There's a Rhino Loose in the City". Once the sheer implausibility of this is explored (How do you lose a rhino and not notice? Where would it hide? And what is it doing in the city?), a deflated Del sarcastically suggests that they change the title to "There's a Rhino Loose out in the Sticks Where No Sod Lives".

[[folder: Music ]]
* Rhino Records is without a doubt the coolest media company on the planet. Except when it comes to remastering old cartoons.

[[folder: Other ]]
* An [[RussianHumour old Russian joke]]: "Rhinos have bad eyesight, but given their weight it's not their problem".

[[folder: Pinball ]]
* Averted in ''Pinball/PopeyeSavesTheEarth'' -- all of the rhinos in the game are friendly, docile, and endangered.

[[folder: Professional Wrestling ]]
* [[Wrestling/{{Rhyno}} Terry Gerin, aka Rhino/Rhyno]], who has found success in Wrestling/{{ECW}}, Wrestling/{{WWE}} and Wrestling/{{TNA}}.

[[folder: Tabletop Games ]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' and ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'':
** All Juggernauts of Khorne are unholy rhino-shaped amalgamations of daemon, metal, and hellfire. The Blood Crushers are especially large versions.
** Warhammer Fantasy also has "Rhinoxen" as the answer to the question "what the hell could an Ogre ride on the back of?"
** Also in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' is the Rhino [=APC=], the {{Space Marine}}s' primary [[strike:[[MemeticMutation METAL BOX]]]] transport vehicle.
* In ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' there are the Rhek, a race of hulking, anthropomorphic, LawfulGood humanoid rhinos. Their entry included one with levels in the [[BareFistedMonk Monk]] class. That's right, not only is this one a badass man-rhino, but it knows kung-fu.
* [[TabletopGame/HeroSystem The Champions Universe]] features a villain named Ironhorn, who is basically a CaptainErsatz of Marvel's Rhino.
* The ''Literature/FightingFantasy'' series features Rhino-Men as the {{mooks}} of BigBad Balthus Dire.

[[folder: Theatre ]]
* In the Ionesco play ''Theatre/{{Rhinoceros}}'', everyone turns into one.

[[folder: Toys ]]
* ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'': the Vako and Kikanalo
* ''Toys/HeroFactory'': Stormer 3.0 has a distinct Rhino motif.

[[folder: Video Games]]
* In ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' one of your animal buddies is [[PowerUpMount Rambi]]. He automatically tramples over enemies when running and can charge a, umm, charging attack that can break through some walls. One of the few animal buddies to be in most of the games, and the only one to make it into ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryReturns''.
* The ''Wrath of the Lich King'' expansion of ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' introduced Rhinos, although in [=WoW=] they're wooly and live on arctic tundra.
** The Horde has Kodo Beasts which are rhino like creatures of Kalimdor, and are ridden as mounts for Tuarens.
* ''VideoGame/{{Atelier Iris 3|Grand Phantasm}}'' has a rhino-like Mana called Diemia, which deals physical damage to an enemy row and knocks back the targets when summoned, delaying their turns. Provided the enemies aren't resistant to physical attacks, it is arguably the strongest Mana in the entire game.
* ''Franchise/MegaMan''
** Tunnel Rhino from ''VideoGame/MegaManX3'', whose horn and right arm are [[ThisIsADrill drills]] that help him tunnel underground. In true rhino fashion, he mainly fights by ramming the player.
** In ''VideoGame/MegaManZX'', we have Protectos the Goreroid. Unlike your typical rhino, he doesn't try to ram you, as he is [[MightyGlacier very slow and bulky]]. However, he more than makes up for it by attacking you with his upper horn, which is actually a ''[[NukeEm nuke missile]]'' that he can launch out of his body.
* One of the challenges in ''VideoGame/ZooTycoon 2'''s "Endangered Species" expansion-pack involves providing for a Javan Rhinoceros and getting it to breed.
* There is a hero in VideoGame/HeroesOfNewerth appropriately named as Rampage who is riding a rhino.
* The [[InfinityPlusOneSword Infinity Plus One Gun]] in each game of the ''[[Franchise/RatchetAndClank Ratchet & Clank]]'' series is usually called the RYNO. InNameOnly as "RYNO" is an acronym for "Rip You a New One".
* Gohma Chargers from ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'', along with charging like a traditional rhino, are capable of causing small tremors by stomping it's front legs.
* In the ''VideoGame/CongoBongo'' level Rhino Rampage, the enemies are rhinoceroses charging from all directions.
* The Drill Sye (Sai meaning rhino in Japanese) dream eater in ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts3D''. They manage to be quite the GoddamnedBats, specializing in attacks that hit multiple times and/or send you flying, leaving you open for abuse from other enemies or in a bad position to fight back.
* The grand majority of the {{mooks}} the player encounters in ''VideoGame/SpyroYearOfTheDragon'' are the Rhynocs, a race of rhino-like creature under the employ of [[BigBad the Sorceress]]. They return in the [[VideoGame/SpyroSeasonOfIce hand]][[VideoGame/Spyro2SeasonOfFlame held]] [[VideoGame/SpyroAttackOfTheRhynocs games]], as well.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Pokemon}}'': [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Rhyhorn Rhyhorn]] is a squat, rhino-like Pokémon described as very strong, very fond of charging and very stupid, to the point that it can only remember one thing at a time. As a result, it tends to forget why it started running to begin with, and ends up running in a straight line through any obstacles in its path (it's been known to charge straight through buildings) until it falls asleep.
* One of the more dangerous [[CyberneticsWillEatYourSoul mechanical Chimera]] you'll encounter in ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'' is the [[http://i.ytimg.com/vi/a7N10W2zVo0/hqdefault.jpg Rhinocerocket]]. It's capable of charging forward and badly hurting multiple members of your party at a time, and then doing even more damage on its return trip.
* ''VideoGame/DungeonOfTheEndless'' has the Hurna Rider, basically a [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Hurna]] riding a Rhinoceros-like creature. It's capable of bashing open doors, which counts as the player taking a turn and hence can spawn ''even more'' waves of enemies (including more Hurna Riders) from dark rooms if it succeeds at doing so. This makes it a ''[[DemonicSpiders very dangerous]]'' enemy.
* Rhinos can be one of the potential villagers that can move into your town in ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing''. However one of the most popular villagers is a Rhino named Merengue. She happens to be pink and [[AnthropomorphicFood her head resembles a slice of cake with a strawberry for a horn]]. Her personality sets her as far away from the rhino stereotype as you can get, but other ones play the trope straight.
* Woolly Rhinos are found in the [[SlippySlideyIceWorld Hebra region]] in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild''. However, while they will occasionally charge at Link, they aren't significantly more aggressive than the goats and horses that do the same.
* The Tundra Rhino from ''VideoGame/HearthstoneHeroesOfWarcraft'' is a basic Hunter minion that gives Beast-type minions the "Charge" ability, letting them attack the same turn they come into play.

[[folder: Web Comics ]]
* Gustine Greene from ''Webcomic/{{Endtown}}'' was mutated into a rhino during the [[ApocalypseHow Class-2 apocalypse]], which mutated much of the surviving human population. She demonstrates incredible strength, especially when enraged, despite being fairly mild-mannered most of the time.

[[folder: Web Original ]]
* In the WebAnimation/HomestarRunner universe, Strong Bad invents a videogame called "Rhino Feeder" which is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
* "[[http://people.ambrosiasw.com/~andrew/funny/bloodcyber.html Rhinoceroses don't play games. They f**king charge your ass.]]" ('''Warning: NSFW''')
* The ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'' has a supervillain named Pygmy Rhino, a super-humanly strong, superhumanly fast, {{Nigh Invulnerab|ility}}le dwarf who gets a kick out of running his opponent's down.
* ''Literature/TheDescendants'' has Embarr, the mount of the Ape Knight. An evil sorceress mistook her for a fat, slow unicorn and used magic to make her faster, smarter and gave her a ton more endurance.

[[folder: Western Animation ]]
%%* Rocksteady from ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|1987}}'' is a villainous example.%%Zero-context example.
* Rhinox from ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' is very badass (and part-time NumberTwo to Optimus Primal).
** As a subversion, he is also the [[GeniusBruiser resident scientist]] in the group.
** The original Transformers had three, Ramhorn for the Autobots and Headstrong and Stranglehold for the Decepticons. In a somewhat unusual twist for a rhino-themed character, Headstrong was noted for being relatively weak physically (especially compared to his fellow Predacons) but was the {{Determinator}}.
** ''Anime/TransformersCybertron'' has Backstop, the Jamaican-accented pacifistic rhino. Also, one of the Japan-only G1 sequels has characters who can deploy animal-like minions from their chests a la Soundwave. One of them is a rhino.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** In "Two Dozen and One Greyhounds" Kent Brockman reports that a two-ton rhino escaped from the Springfield Zoo, but zoo officials safely put her back in captivity. As people are attacked by a rhino, he notes a three-ton rhino that escaped from the zoo the previous week is still at large.
** In [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS10E15MargeSimpsonInScreamingYellowHonkers one episode]] Homer sets off a chain-reaction of events at the zoo by shooting a lemur with a slingshot, that eventually culminates in a rhino stampede.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': The Fire Nation uses Komodo Rhinos as mounts in battle. That's right, a rhino crossed with a freakin' ''komodo dragon''.
%%* Subverted with Lulu from ''WesternAnimation/NiHaoKaiLan''.%%Zero-context example.
* Also subverted with Clam from ''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo''. Played straight if you're Scoutmaster Lumpus, however.
* Roy from ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'' is short-tempered, but otherwise a decent fellow.
* In the WesternAnimation/{{Classic Disney Short|s}} ''African Diary'', GreatWhiteHunter WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}} goes out hunting for wild game and finds a black rhinoceros. Three guesses as to who wins that match.
* The Wallop species in ''WesternAnimation/StormHawks'' is based on rhinos in appearance.
* Sea Rhinoceroses from ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', which are drawn to the sounds of a [[BearsAreBadNews Sea Bear]] attack, and the only protection from them is to wear specialized undergarments.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheRaccoons'' Mr. Mammoth who is one of the richest, most powerful characters in the setting and is also presented as ruthless business man. He is also TheUnintelligible.
* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'' where rhinoceroses are usually friendly. Kifaru the white rhinoceros, from the episode "Ono the Tickbird", caused some destruction in his path at the beginning, but that's only because [[BlindMistake his eyesight is very poor even by rhino standards]] and he didn't have his tickbird companion Mwenzi around to guide him. Although he does turn dangerous when [[NeverSmileAtACrocodile Makuu]] threatens Mwenzi.
* Zig-zagged in ''WesternAnimation/TheWildThornberrys'', where Eliza would either befriend a rhino or run from one.

[[folder: Real Life ]]
* The textbook ''Special Relativity'' by T. M. Helliwell has a number of problems (and some cover art) featuring rhinoceros running at relativistic speeds.
* The rhinoceros family used to be far more diverse then the 5 species that are alive today, including gazelle-like sprinters and hippo-like swimmers. The most impressive is probably ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paraceratherium Paraceratherium]]'', a long legged and long-necked treetop browser that grew to be 16 ft tall at the shoulder and weighing in at 16 tons, making it the second largest land mammal to exist after the straight-tusked elephant ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palaeoloxodon_namadicus Palaeoloxodon namadicus]]'' which grew 17 feet at the shoulder and weigh in at 22 tons.
** While obviously smaller, the ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elasmotherium Elasmotherium]]'' was still a deal bigger than the white rhinoceros or woolly rhinoceros, rivaling the contemporary woolly mammoths in size. Its nose bump has been theorized to hold a single horn up to 2 meters in length, earning it the nickname the Siberian {{Unicorn}}. Some people think it survived as recently the Middle Ages and gave inspiration to the legend.
* The Eocene and the Oligocene produced a number of animals that are often mistakenly referred as rhinos, due to the superficial resemblance. The most notable of these pseudo-rhinos include:
** ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uintatherium Uintatherium]]'' was one of the first truly giant mammals (about as big as a white rhino) and had saber-like fangs and six giraffe-like ossicones on its head. It lived in the marshy forests of Eocene North America and was part of an enigmatic group of early mammals called ''Dinocerates''.
** ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arsinoitherium Arsinoitherium]]'' lived in the coastal mangroves of what is now Egypt during the Late Eocene and Early Oligocene. It had two massive horns over its nose and was part of an extinct group called the ''Embrithopods'', which were probably related to elephants.
** ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megacerops Megacerops]]'' (formerly known as ''Brontotherium'') and ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embolotherium Embolotherium]]'' were Brontotheres (which were related to rhinos) from Oligocene North America and Late Eocene Mongolia respectively. The former was recognizable by its forked horn while the latter's horn resembled a giant battering ram. Rivaling modern elephants in size, they were the largest land mammals of their day.
* [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] in 19th century South Africa. The colonial authorities decided to opean an area for settlement, so they killed all the rhinos, considering them dangerous. In the end, [[HumansKillWantonly the area was not colonized]].