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rhinoceros

an odd-toed ungulate in the family Rhinocerotidae of the order Perissodactyla, with a massive size, thick, armourplate-like skin and one or two horns low down in the middle of the face. They are herbivorous, partly nocturnal, unpredictable and aggressive. There are several genera including Diceros (white and black rhinos), Ceratotherium simum (white rhino), Dicerorhinus (Sumatran rhino) and Rhinoceros (Indian rhino).
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Taxonomy and distribution of rhinoceroses from the Siwalik Hills of Pakistan.
So convincing was Durer's fanciful creation that for the next 300 years, European illustrators borrowed from his woodcut--even after they had seen living rhinoceroses without plates and scales.
A World Heritage Site, the park hosts two-thirds of the world's Great One-horned Rhinoceroses.
All of these scholars work primarily from tax and tribute records of the Tang dynasty to establish where rhinoceroses might have been found; pharmacopoeias also provide some information.
9) Two rhinoceroses, among the creatures, roam the open range at the San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park, as tourist tram passes in the distance.
Rhinoceroses have also been pitilessly hunted for their horns, which are highly valued in many eastern markets for their supposed aphrodisiac properties.
The park has a managed breeding system to increase the number of rhinoceroses and eventually release them into the wild.
It's a very strange hobby to have, but I guess it's just one of those things rhinoceroses do.
The next day, townspeople are talking about the strange and sudden proliferation of rhinoceroses and about the metamorphosis of fellow citizens into these creatures.
Recently, poachers attacked two Rhinoceroses after they strayed out of the boundaries of the Kaziranga national park in Assam's Golaghat district, which is inundated by floods.
of Reading) tosses out the rhinoceroses and finds remarkably fresh and seditious ideas, including the idea that Wittgenstein considered his early work wrong and therefore an example of how all philosophical theorizing is spawned by misunderstanding.