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Milton, O., 1962. Rubber, tin - and rhinos. Animal Kingdom 65 (2): 56-59, figs. 1-4

Location: Asia - South East Asia - Malaysia - Peninsular
Subject: Behaviour - Daily Routine
Species: Sumatran Rhino

Original text on this topic:
After this brief encounter I continued to see fresh tracks in various parts of the jungle and in particular at a wallow. I had cleared an overgrown path to reach this mud puddle and having visited it in vain for eight consecutive days I approached from another direction, rather casually, on the ninth day. I had to do a little path clearing and when only 20 yards from the wallow there was a splashing and general commotion, followed by the sound of breaking branches. The time was 11 am and the rhino had been disturbed. The animal had been lying at the side of the wallow and the crashed off into the dense swampy area a few yards away. It returned the next day and continued to do so for a week after which I did not see any signs of it again. Unfortunately there was no suitable tree to construct a platform. There was, however, a fallen tree about three feet in diameter and 20 yards from the wallow, in full view. As it was next to the path used by the rhino I hesitated to build a ground level platform for fear of scaring the animal but I finally decided to put up a rude shelter. The animal paid little attention to it. I rigged up a trip line for flashlight photography but met with no success.

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