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Exeter - Peel's rhino
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Exeter - Peel's rhino

Author: C V A Peel
Year: 1909
Description: Exeter, Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery. <br>03 October 2013<br>RAMM’s 105 year-old rhino has gone to the Warwickshire countryside to take part in an exhibition at Compton Verney art gallery - Curious Beasts: Animal Prints from the British Museum.<br>Big-game hunter Charles Victor Alexander Peel shot RAMM’s then-young rhino in the Brahmaputra Valley in Assam, north-east India on 20 February 1909. As the scientific name - Rhinoceros unicornis – suggests, adult Indian rhinos have a single horn. Immature rhinos do not, however, have horns making them ideal for exhibitions. Weight for weight, rhino horn is worth more than gold and, as wild rhinos become rarer, museum and private collections are increasingly targeted by criminal gangs.
Location: Asia - South Asia - India
Subject: Museums
Species: Indian Rhino
File Size: 199,0 kb
Dimensions: 600x451 px
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