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Santiapillai, C., 1992. Javan rhinoceros in Vietnam. Pachyderm 15: 25-27, figs. 1-3

Location: Asia - East Asia - Vietnam
Subject: Ecology - Food
Species: Javan Rhino

Original text on this topic:
Vietnam. The altitude range of the mountains of southern Vietnam is such that most of the area in Lam Dong province along the Don Nai river is a rich habitat for rhinos. Among the plants eaten by the Javan rhino in Vietnam, and identified from undigested material found in their dung, were Acacia pennata, Calamus poilanei, Calamus tetredactylus, Combretum sp, Bambusa procera, Bambusa bluemeana, Plectocoia elongata and Daemonorop nigro-ciliata. In addition rhinos may be feeding on wood fern (Cyathea sp ). Rhinos can breakdown toxic plant material in their stomachs and so it was not surprising to find also a highly poisonous species, Strychnos nuxvomica.

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