Unique of Sumatran Rhinoceros

Andita Kaaro By Andita Kaaro, 17th Apr 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Unique of Sumatran Rhinoceros

Or maybe you will call this animal as Dicerorhinus sumatrensis.
Just like the name, this animals are typical animals from Sumatra Island, this animals is very unique, because it's the smallest rhinoceros on the world, and also the one and only rhinoceros that have hairs around their body. When this rhinoceros still a baby, their body was full with a very thick hairs, but when they grown up, they slowly lose their thick hairs, but they still a hairs, beside that, this rhinoceros have a two horn and a brown thick skin. The Sumatran rhinoceros is fast and agile, it climbs mountains easily and comfortably traverses steep slopes and riverbanks. And the another unique things from this rhinoceros is they have their own unique sounds to call their own family, not like the other rhinoceros.
Actually, there's a three different rhinoceros in Sumatran, it's : Dicerorhinus sumatrensis sumatrensis, Dicerorhinus sumatrensis lasiotis, Dicerorhinus sumatrensis harrissoni. And all of this rhinoceros are very rare and difficult to find right now, because there's only around 250 Sumatran Rhinoceros in the world that can only find on Sumatra Island.
This rhino stands 112–145 cm (3.67–4.76 ft) high at the shoulder, with a head-and-body length of 2.36–3.18 m (7.7–10.4 ft) and a tail of 35–70 cm (14–28 in). The weight is reported to range from 500 to 1,000 kg (1,100 to 2,200 lb), averaging 700–800 kg (1,500–1,800 lb), although there is a single record of a 2,000 kg (4,400 lb) specimen.
The first documented Sumatran rhinoceros was shot 16 km (9.9 mi) outside Fort Marlborough, near the west coast of Sumatra, in 1793.


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