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Great One-Horned Rhinocerous (Rhinocerous unicornis)

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One older but still interesting documentary about rhinos and Kaziranga. Many other animals can be seen too. At 9:19 rhino rolls in water, that surprised me. 9:44 rear engine is started, but ship is just too big.




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(01-14-2019, 04:15 PM)Jimmy Wrote:
(01-14-2019, 02:18 PM)Shadow Wrote: Documentary about rhinos in Kaziranga, this is all about rhinos there.




One of the places I would like to visit in lifetime, remarkable little place Kaziranga. It seems some rhinos if it gets annoyed by constantly being followed can charge elephants too, primary mode of safari in Kaziranga. Opens it's mouth and just keeps coming.watch




About half the size of Kanha but I've heard that tourists have access to less than 4% of the park it self, between that and the tall elephant grass, it really is a mysterious land.
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This video let's you gauge the size of these Giants



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so, there are two threads on the same topic i think newer one is by @Shadow so both could be merged @Rishi there are already more infos/pics here in this thread.
Found this nice informative video: also a good look at their normally hidden incisors.



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(01-18-2019, 01:30 PM)Jimmy Wrote: so, there are two threads on the same topic i think newer one is by @Shadow so both could be merged @Rishi there are already more infos/pics here in this thread.
Found this nice informative video: also a good look at their normally hidden incisors.




And I even tried to look and search if there was something about rhinos... :) I think, that same with elephants. I tried to search but no results and then later something...
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(01-18-2019, 01:30 PM)Jimmy Wrote: so, there are two threads on the same topic i think newer one is by @Shadow so both could be merged @Rishi there are already more infos/pics here in this thread.
Found this nice informative video: also a good look at their normally hidden incisors.




@Jimmy
Very good video and information they have huge teeth and they can inflict a lot of damage with them
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(01-14-2019, 06:12 PM)Shadow Wrote:
(01-14-2019, 04:15 PM)Jimmy Wrote: One of the places I would like to visit in lifetime, remarkable little place Kaziranga. It seems some rhinos if it gets annoyed by constantly being followed can charge elephants too, primary mode of safari in Kaziranga. Opens it's mouth and just keeps coming.watch




It would be interesting to know, what elephant thinks in that kind of situation. I mean so many people on back of it, then that big opponent charging. Does it try to avoid dropping people in some way or is it totally in "survival mode" :) Of course it has to move in some way, it can´t just stand still. Well, looks like that no-one got hurt too badly.

Standing still is exactly what is trained to do. 

The rhino reacts by stopping and/or veering away to a side... Every. Single. Time.
"Everything not saved will be lost."

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(01-21-2019, 11:22 AM)Rishi Wrote:
(01-14-2019, 06:12 PM)Shadow Wrote:
(01-14-2019, 04:15 PM)Jimmy Wrote: One of the places I would like to visit in lifetime, remarkable little place Kaziranga. It seems some rhinos if it gets annoyed by constantly being followed can charge elephants too, primary mode of safari in Kaziranga. Opens it's mouth and just keeps coming.watch




It would be interesting to know, what elephant thinks in that kind of situation. I mean so many people on back of it, then that big opponent charging. Does it try to avoid dropping people in some way or is it totally in "survival mode" :) Of course it has to move in some way, it can´t just stand still. Well, looks like that no-one got hurt too badly.

Standing still is exactly what is trained to do. 

The rhino reacts by stopping and/or veering away to a side... Every. Single. Time.
Ok, that was interesting to hear. I have this image of rhinos attacking cars from documentaries. But of course car is car and also all of those documentaries have been about African rhinos :)

Like this one here. But actually I don´t remember anything similar what comes to elephants even from Africa now when trying to remember.




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"Natural History of Mammalia of India and Ceylon" by Robert Sterndale, 1884


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And a bit about Javan rhino, at those times inhabiting Sunderbans


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While we are comparing between rhinos, i have come to notice that in Sumatran rhinos the keratin (the hard matter from which it's horn are made of) seems to extends beyond it's horn and covers it's upper nostrils as well as one huge block, clearly due to this hard covering, it's front facial structure looks more rigid and nostrils doesnot flare "visibly" like in other rhinos... !! Some infos on Sumatran rhinos:-



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