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Indian Rhinoceros

Rhinoceros unicornis


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Smith Zoo
Smith Zoo 7 years ago

Despite a common myth, there is no evidence that rhinos stamp out forest fires.
This legend seems to have originated long ago in Southeast Asia, referring to the badak api or “fire rhino”. The notion was reinforced much more recently in the movie The Gods Must be Crazy, in which a white rhinoceros charges into a bush camp and stomps out the camp fire. The truth is that, like most animals, rhinos have an instinctive aversion to fire and are much more likely to skedaddle than attempt to rush in and put out a fire.

LuisStevens 8 years ago

Magnificent animal!

Smith'sZoo 8 years ago

Thanks Vijay! Hope you get to visit the park soon and share more spots of this magnificent animal!

Ok, I have added it.

Smith'sZoo 8 years ago

Hi Vijay, please consider adding your beautiful spot to the "Rhinos of the World" mission and help to raise awareness of its rapid decline.

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Look at this guy is amazing nice photo!

অসম, India

Spotted on Jan 7, 2012
Submitted on Dec 4, 2012

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