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Sumatran Rhinoceros
 
   
   

Order : PERISSODACTYLA
Family : Rhinocerotidae
Species : Dicerorhinus sumatrensis

Shoulder height : 1.2 to 1.3 metres
Head-body length : 2.4 to 2.6 metres
Weight : up to 1,000 kg

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The Sumatran Rhinoceros, or Asian Two-horned Rhinoceros, is the smaller of the two species of rhinoceros which occur in Southeast Asia. It reaches a shoulder height of just 1.3 metres and can weigh up to 1,000 kg: in contrast, the Javan Rhinoceros Rhinoceros sondaicus reaches up to 1.8 metres in height and can weigh up to 2,000 kg.


Figs 1 and 2 : Sumatran Rhinoceros in the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary, Way Kambas National Park, Sumatra, Indonesia.

Image attribution :
Fig 1 by Willem v Strien is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

Fig 2 by Isabella
is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.


References : M3, M5



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Fig 1
  
ゥ  Willem v Strien
Fig 2
   
ゥ  Isabella