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Indian rhinoceros

Senckenberg Nature Museum Frankfurt

Senckenberg Nature Museum Frankfurt

The coarse skin (up to four centimeters thick), which is only soft in the area of the folds, gives the Indian Rhinoceros an armor-plated appearance. Bulls can reach a weight of up to 2.2 tons and a body length of 3.6 meters. Unlike their African relatives, they only possess a single horn. Since the pulverized horn is sold at top prices, the Indian Rhinoceros is subject to intense hunting pressure despite its international protection status.

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  • Title: Indian rhinoceros
  • Location: Indian subcontinent
  • Type: dermoplastic
  • Rights: Sven Tränkner Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung
  • weight: 2.200 kg
  • size: 3,60 m
  • scientific name: Rhinoceros unicornis
  • geological Age: recent

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