Rhinos don’t Hibernate because We have to keep fueling up the System. By hook or crook, the job stays the same for Rhinos: keep chewing.
Even 2 million years ago on the wintry Steppe, Wooly Rhinos couldn’t get a decent snooze. We’d hunker down, have a blizzard, and then have to shove the snow aside to find dinner. Rough times back then, despite our Shaggy-ness.
Today, only the Rhino Family in SE Asia has body fuzz, much of it peeled away by the jungle where they cavort. Whatever the weather, Rhinos adjust ourselves to cope. It’s the healthier of two options.