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Rhinoceros unicornis


Rhinoceros unicornis
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Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-06
Categories: Mammals
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-08-08 10:57
Viewed: 3013
Points: 6
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Indian Rhinoceros
Conservation status: Endangered

Indian rhinoceros
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Perissodactyla
Family: Rhinocerotidae
Genus: Rhinoceros
Species: R. unicornis

Binomial name
Rhinoceros unicornis
(Linnaeus, 1758)


The Indian Rhinoceros or the Great One-horned Rhinoceros, Rhinoceros unicornis, is a large mammal found in Nepal and in Assam, India. It is confined to the tall grasslands and forests in the foothills of the Himalayas. The Indian Rhinoceros is an excellent swimmer. It can also run up to a speed of 55 km/h for short times. It has excellent hearing and smell but poor eyesight.

This prehistoric-looking rhinoceros has thick, silver-brown skin which creates huge folds all over its body. Its upper legs and shoulders are covered in wart-like bumps, and it has very little body hair. Fully grown males are larger than females in the wild, standing about 1.8 metres tall, weighing from 2000 - 3000 kg and reaching up to 3.6 metres long. In captivity, both males and females attain much larger weights (up to 3500kg). The Great One-Horned Rhinoceros has a single horn; this is present in both males and females, but not on newborn young. The horn, like human hair, is pure keratin and starts to show after about one year. It reaches a length of between 20 and 61 cm.

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-08-08 11:40]
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Hi Annick, great portrait. Good expression on the rhinos face and excellent details. Also well positioned in the frame. Well done and TFS.
Dean.

prachtige close up Annick,
Ja ik heb zelf ook 1 jaar een abonnement gehad op de Zoo in Rotterdam. Had ik een uurtje vrij ging ik met mijn camera naar de zoo. prachtig. hele goede close up, mooie details en goede pov, goed werk

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-08-08 13:31]
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Hello Annick , A Very good portret from the Wikipedea, good pose colours sharpnes details ,a lovely beast , ,tfs Greetings Teunie .

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