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Asian Rhinoceros (2 horned) This was taken near Mysore, Karnataka, India Black rhinoceros,Dicerorhinus sumatrensis,Diceros bicornis,Geotagged,India,Indian rhinoceros,Rhinoceros unicornis,Sumatran rhinoceros Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

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  1. A remarkable species that just has to go on the homepage. Posted 9 years ago
    1. Thank you Fchristant for promoting it. :) Posted 9 years ago
    2. Please see below Posted 5 years ago, modified 5 years ago
    3. Hi Ferdy, I hate to be a party-pooper, but this is almost certainly not a Sumatran Rhinoceros (see my comment below). If you really had a photo of a Sumatran Rhinoceros in the wild in India (or even in a zoo) it would be a sensation in the Zoological world as this rhinoceros is only known from Borneo and Sumatra and a very few zoos - none of which are in India. Posted 5 years ago
  2. Brilliantly taken.. Posted 9 years ago
    1. Thank you priya :) Posted 9 years ago
  3. Nice. Posted 9 years ago
    1. Thank you sir. Posted 9 years ago
  4. Seriously outstanding shot. Posted 9 years ago
    1. Yes, Indeed..!! thanks. Posted 9 years ago
  5. Go green....... looks buityful Posted 9 years ago
    1. Thank you Teja Posted 9 years ago
  6. Hi Folks, I really hate to have to say this but I don't believe that this is a Sumatran Rhinoceros. If you look at pictures of the 5 Rhinoceros species, the smooth skin (not plates as in the Indian Rhinoceros) and relatively long horns indicate that this is almost certainly the Black Rhinoceros normally found in Africa. The Sumatran Rhinoceros is much smaller and the upper horn is very small, usually only a stub and never longer than the lower horn as it is in this photo. If this really were a Sumatran Rhinoceros, it would be a zoological sensation as the Sumatran Rhinoceros is almost extinct in the wild in Borneo and Sumatra and is unknown in India and exists in only a very few zoos - none of which are in India. It is notoriously difficult to breed in captivity have only ever reproduced a few times. So alas, I am very afraid that we will have to subtract one species from the total. Posted 5 years ago
    1. Well put, and no need to apologize for a great correction that is backed up with solid facts. Posted 5 years ago

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The black rhinoceros or hook-lipped rhinoceros, is a species of rhinoceros, native to the eastern and central areas of Africa including Kenya, Tanzania, Cameroon, South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, and Angola. Although the rhino was referred to as ''black'', it is actually more of a grey/brown/white color in appearance.

Similar species: Odd-toed Ungulates
Species identified by Barry
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By Sunil R Agadi

Uploaded Nov 26, 2013. Captured Jan 15, 2012 15:39 in Jawa Main Road, Medar Block, Brindavan Extension 2nd Stage, Yadavagiri, Mysore, Karnataka 570020, India.
  • Canon PowerShot S5 IS
  • f/4.0
  • 1/318s
  • ISO80
  • 48.6mm