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Wallach, J.D., 1969. Hand-rearing and observations of a white rhinoceros Diceros s. simus. International Zoo Yearbook 9: 103-104, tables 1-2

Location: World
Subject: Physiology
Species: White Rhino

Original text on this topic:
Handreared female. First tooth eruptions occurred at 70 days; both left and right lower first premolars appeared. At 76 days the opposing upper premolars erupted. Both sets of eruption were accompanied by a rise in rectal temperature to 37.8? C (100F) and 38.4?C (101.1F) respectively, loss of appetite and diarrhoea. Cool water was provided to wallow in and clinical symptoms disappeared in 24 hours.
Normal rectal temperature varied considerably with the environmental temperature and ranged from 29.4'C (85'F) to 35.0'C (95'F).

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