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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.

Details

  • 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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