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Andersen, S., 1963. Sumatran rhinoceros (Didermocerus sumatraensis) at Copenhagen Zoo. International Zoo Yearbook 3: 56-57, pl. 3

Location: Captive - Europe
Subject: Captivity
Species: Sumatran Rhino

Original text on this topic:
Copenhagen Zoo - Dicerorhinus sumatrensis. A warm den and a pool of heated water had been prepared for Subur and the first thing she did on arrival was to go straight into the pool where she immediately defaecated (throughout the flight from Singapore she had hardly defecaeted at all) - and every day since she has gone into the water for this purpose. During her first summer (1960), the skin on her back became very broken and chapped. We therefore made her a mud pool in her outdoor enclosure and if the weather is warm, she invariably spends a lot of time in it. We have also added a sprinkler-shower to the enclosure and she seems to get much pleasure from standing beneath it.

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