5 Animals That Could Defeat A Rhino Rhinos actually have no natural predators (except for humans of course) due to their power, tough hide, horns, and aggression when provoked. But we’re talking about all the animals in the world so let’s go through the list. 1.Lions Yes, lions can kill rhinoceroses. Notice I said “lions”, not “a lion”. An individual lion won’t mess with a rhino because they’re too big; they also won’t target adults normally. They target rhino calves. Any adults that may attack are probably weak, sick, or dying. Don’t expect them to target a healthy, well-nourished adult rhino bull or cow, unless they’re really desperate. Their skin is too tough, and they run the risk of being gored by a horn or being stomped on. 2. Hippo The hippo might also be a match because of it’s massive teeth, bite force and bulk that would withstand the charge of the rhino. In fact I believe that it’s aggressive nature makes it even more powerful than the rhino. I think a hippopotamus can kill a rhino! 3. Elephants Elephants have been reported to attempt to mate with rhinos and killing them when failing. Rhinos are quite commonly killed by elephants, particularly young bull elephants. This is due to both of the animals population decreasing making their social groups more broken and causing skirmishes between them. 4. Crocodile A Crocodile could probably kill most animals in one bite. The guys saying the rhino would trample the crocodile is wrong. The crocodile is strong enough to not even feel the pain of the rhinos trample. Remember the crocodile isn’t little either. He can grow to 20 feet and 2 tons. If the crocodile takes a bite its over! 5. Tiger The Bengal tiger shares its habitat with the Indian rhino in many national parks across India. Although a tiger may ambush and kill a small rhino calf when the protective mother is off her guard, he will hardly ever challenge a healthy adult rhino. Even though tigers are strong enough to take down a rhino, they avoid fighting with the males!