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Posted by: Ma'ahes Dec 13 2011, 12:59 AM
I've been looking references on the aptitude of different Rhinos in water- crossing rivers -or rivers serving as barriers. I'm fairly confident that generally speaking, Asiatic species are semi-aquatic but the African species -I've not been able to make a determination- with some observations of crashes of white rhino swimming in rivers but others claiming they cannot swim- due to their hump? Bison and Asiatic Banteng -Musk Ox- all have humps and capable swimmers.

Posted by: Grem Feb 2 2012, 10:21 PM
Here's a javan rhino swimming:

Posted by: Ma'ahes Feb 2 2012, 11:33 PM
Thank you. Do you know of any of the African species swimming?

Posted by: Grem Feb 3 2012, 04:15 AM
I am not sure about the other species; I looked around and did find that all of them wallowed in mud or water.

Posted by: hessphia Feb 14 2013, 12:33 PM