The triceratops was a dinosaur that could be identified fairly easily due to the animal’s horn on top of its head. This horn was used to protect itself from other animals and it could also be used to attack other animals if this dinosaur felt threatened.
However, the horn was most likely not used to attack for no reason. This is because the triceratops was an herbivore. This means that it only eats plants. Since dinosaurs died out and became completely extinct before the first human being was born, we only know things based on scientists’ findings and conclusions.
Today, the rhinoceros has a horn on top of its snout and it somewhat resembles the triceratops. The biggest difference between the triceratops and the rhino are probably their sizes.
The animal that still lives today that looks the most like the triceratops is the Rhinoceros. The body structure as well as the facial structure looks very similar to what the triceratops would have looked like. Even though the resemblance is striking enough to make the comparison there are a lot of differences to consider between the two. Size is the most obvious difference to look at.
An adult triceratops was nearly 10 feet tall and weighed 25,000 pounds while an adult white Rhinoceros is 6 feet tall and weighs 7,000 pounds. Imagine how big the triceratops was with this comparison in place. Most of us have seen a Rhinoceros relatively up close at the zoo and they are hulking creatures but the triceratops was 4 feet taller and over 3 times heavier.