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Prehistoric woolly rhino reveals secrets

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 04:37 PM

The preserved body of a woolly rhinoceros has revealed new insights into how this now extinct giant animal once lived.

The woolly rhino was once one of the most abundant large mammals living in Eurasia, but only a handful of preserved carcasses have been found.

Now an analysis of a female woolly rhino found preserved in Siberia reveals that the animal was a herbivore that grazed mainly on cereals, and was similar in size to today's Javan rhino.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/20497828

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 04:43 PM

Wow, this is the first time I've heard of a woolly rhino.

That's another animal Noah had to carry in his ark!


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Posted 06 December 2012 - 05:05 PM

misleading title, i thought a time traveling wolly rinoceros was gunna reveal some secrets (jokes)

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:15 AM

View PostMnemonix, on 06 December 2012 - 04:43 PM, said:

Wow, this is the first time I've heard of a woolly rhino.

That's another animal Noah had to carry in his ark!

Everything in the north between the UK and Kamchatka was 'woolly' back then, and I wouldn't be surprised if Neanderthals were also quite hairy.


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Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:14 AM

I'd like to have one of those as a pet.

Nice article.


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Posted 08 December 2012 - 10:05 AM

View PostKing Fluffs, on 08 December 2012 - 08:14 AM, said:

I'd like to have one of those as a pet.

Nice article.
You do not! all Rhinos are very dangerous!


#7    SameerPrehistorica

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 07:09 PM

View PostMnemonix, on 06 December 2012 - 04:43 PM, said:

Wow, this is the first time I've heard of a woolly rhino.

That's another animal Noah had to carry in his ark!

There is already known prehistoric woolly rhino called as Coelodonta and also the big Elasmotherium

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