Rhinoceros at the Oregon Zoo
in Washington Park
Portland, Oregon

Members of the rhinoceros family are some of the largest remaining megafauna, with all species able to reach or exceed one tonne in weight. They have a herbivorous diet, small brains (400-600 g) for mammals of their size, one or two horns, and a thick (1.5-5 cm) protective skin formed from layers of collagen positioned in a lattice structure. They generally eat leafy material, although their ability to ferment food in their hindgut allows them to subsist on more fibrous plant matter when necessary. Unlike other perissodactyls, the two African species of rhinoceros lack teeth at the front of their mouths, instead relying instead on their lips to pluck food. [from wikipedia]
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Rhinoceros Enclosure
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(Date Photographed: 13:56:20 Friday 10 November 2017)
(Date Published: Monday 8 January 2017)
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The rhinoceros enclosure was well appointed with stones and posts to keep the rhinoceros interested.


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Hidden
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(Date Photographed: 13:56:06 Friday 10 November 2017)
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A rhinoceros hid its face and horn behind a stone wall.


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Rhinoceros Rested
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(Date Photographed: 13:56:26 Friday 10 November 2017)
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A rhinoceros lay on hay under the shade of a cave.


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Blend In
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(Date Photographed: 13:56:43 Friday 10 November 2017)
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A rhinoceros rubbed its horn on a stone face, presumably to sharpen it. Or, the rhinoceros attempted to blend in with the color and texture of the stone.


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In Repose
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(Date Photographed: 13:56:59 Friday 10 November 2017)
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A rhinoceros laid down to rest. Its eye barely open, it looked remarkably comfortable.


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Surrounded By Green
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(Date Photographed: 13:57:22 Friday 10 November 2017)
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The rhinoceros enclosure was surrounded by greenery. The visual effect was designed to make the two rhinoceroses comfortable.


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