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aussiejo

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Posted: Aug 25 2008, 06:35 PM
I had a young boy ask me how many ribs do white rhinos have. I have tried to look up the info online with no success. Can any one here tell me, I am a new rhino keeper looking for info on their anatomy.
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Kees

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Posted: Sep 1 2008, 02:51 PM
I waited to reply to your question because I knew that this week I would be sitting next to a white rhino skeleton in a museum. I have now counted the ribs of the white rhino and there are 18.

You can look at the photo of the specimen in this paper at the link: http://www.rhinoresourcecenter.c...l&id=1165243991



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aussiejo

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Posted: Sep 1 2008, 04:02 PM
Thank you so much for the answer and for the fascinating information. How spectacular it must be to see that paticular skeleton.
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