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Sumatran Rhinoceros

Posted in Animals, Latest of Asienreisender with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 7, 2014 by Thim Kwai

The Sumatran Rhinoceros weights around 700kg, gets 3m long and about 1.30m tall. It’s the smallest in the family of the rhinos, who count nowadays only five different kinds anymore. In the past they were living in the huge corridor from Buthan at the slopes of the western Himalayas down to Sumatra and Borneo; nowadays there are only four or five pockets left where the last remaining, not more than 300 individuals in total, have their last, dwindling refuges.

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Sumatran Rhinoceros

Sketch of a Sumatran Rhinoceros.


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