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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: Morphology
Species: Sumatran Rhino

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Copenhagen Zoo. Although her skin appears to be thick and heavy, it cannot stand the dryness of the danish summer(even though it often seems very wet to us!). 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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